Hull children's charity opens a fundraising pub

A Hull-based children's charity is opening a pub to help raise funds.

The Wassand Arms on Hessle Road, west Hull will be run by volunteers, with all the profits going to the Echoes Foundation.

The charity provides help to families who have children with special needs.

As well as providing advice and support, it also runs a therapy centre with a specially-designed sensory room to stimulate activity in children with severe disabilities.

The charity's founder Claire Stockton said: "The aim is for us really to become self-sustainable. I don't want to keep relying on the public.

"The public have been absolutely fantastic.

"I mean Hull people are the salt of the earth, they really are generous people, and we wouldn't have got where we are with out them. But you can't keep going back to the same people."

The pub has been donated to the charity by a local landlady.

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