Pub goers last night did their bit for the Pringle family, who yesterday held the funeral for their three-year-old boy Clinton.
The toddler died last month after being hit by a van near the Millennium Town Park and his funeral was held near Glasgow yesterday.
Last night regulars at the Soleil Levant pub in Bath Street held their own fund-raising evening with four live acts, who all gave their services free of charge.
Landlord Martin Forbes, pictured left to right with Dougie McCormack and Tam Cairns, said: “I know we have already raised about £2,000 and I think it will get higher. We are just trying to help out in any way we can. Everyone was shocked by what happened to the family and we thought we should just do something, anything to help out.
“The Pringle family can use the money in whatever way they want. We wanted to show that the people of Jersey do care – and this is our way of showing it.”
Items which were auctioned included signed Ian Woosnam memorabilia, a signed pair of boots from former Celtic star Victor Wanyama and a six-month membership for BoxInBusiness.
Mr Forbes said: “I think the incident has really got to everyone. To lose a little boy in such circumstances is so tragic.”
Jersey mother-of-two Nicola McAteer, who has organised an online petition to demand changes to the road lay-out around the park, said she was delighted with the pub’s efforts.
She said: “That is a really thoughtful and remarkable thing for the pub goers to do. I can only thank them on behalf of the Pringle family, who will be touched by this. It just shows how much people care.”
A 38-year-old woman was arrested in connection with road traffic offences. No charges have been made.
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