Charity for disabled supported by Dunmow publican

James McEwan (pictured fourth from the left) with members of the Tabor Centre at the Kicking Dickey pub

James McEwan (pictured fourth from the left) with members of the Tabor Centre at the Kicking Dickey pub


A pub landlord from Great Dunmow has raised more than £150 for the charity where he volunteered earlier in the year.

James McEwan, who runs the The Kicking Dickey pub in Ongar Road, spent time in January working with the Tabor Centre, which is based in Braintree.

The charity provides daytime care for severely disabled adults aged 16-50 in north Essex, and runs courses and activities for members through their centre.

Mr McEwan donated money made from two pub quiz nights to the centre, which costs £12,000 per month to run and has seen significant recent cut-backs from the government.

He said: “I really wanted to give a little bit back, and thoroughly enjoyed every part of my volunteering.

“As a pub, we like to support the local charities, and having spent some time with the Tabor Centre, it was great that we were able to donate.

“We want everyone to be welcome at our pub, it’s an 18th century building but we have plans to make it more accessible for disabled people.”

Sandra Rose, of the Tabor Centre, said: “People are very generous in helping us with donations, as we are very reliant on people like James since we suffered cuts to our funding. We do lots of our own fundraising, with barbecues, raffles, craft fairs and our very own Tabor’s got talent to make sure we can continue to do outings for members.”

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