A pub in Spital has once again demonstrated the good spirit of its regulars by helping to support a mental health charity in Birkenhead.

Mississippi's bar on Lanclyn Precinct, held a race night for their customers and local community in effort to drum up much-need funds at a time when the pandemic is still hampering the good work of local organisations.

And as a result of their efforts, the pub and its supporters were able to raise £2,000 for the Open Door charity in Birkenhead, which supports and empowers young people with mental health issues.

Owner of Mississippi's, Neil Quinn, said: “As a community-led business, we are so proud of our team, the customers and the wider community in helping us to make a difference.

"During what has been some challenging times, it is heartwarming to see that such immense generosity and spirit still exists in supporting such a worthy cause, and is a reflection of the warm welcoming friendly venue here that I promote.”

Open Door provides charity members with free, immediate access to a innovative range of creative therapeutic support options if they are feeling down, depressed, anxious or having panic attacks.

All of these support options are delivered by a frontline team of up to 100 Peer Mentors, ensuring that the support process is wholly unique and built upon shared lived experience.

The aim is to map out a positive route towards learning new skills to feel better now and staying better, designed and delivered by young people for young people.

Greg Edwards of Open Door Charity said: "All of us at Open Door Charity are so grateful once again for the kind fundraising support of Sue and Martin Henderson as well as Neil and his Mississippi team.

"Their work in the local community to champion the importance of mental health support is a very important thing. Last time they kindly helped us with funding to support more local people as we were entering the pandemic.

"This time, the £2,000 they have raised will go a long way in helping us reach more as we respond to the increase in need the pandemic has caused.

"Fundraising endeavours like this from the community go such an incredibly long way in enabling us to deliver free and immediate support to those who need it most.

"We really value the relationship the charity has developed with this special community in Spital."