Goals equal food at Euro 2012

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GOALS equals food when Euro 2012 comes to The Hungry Horse in Broughton.

That’s because the family-friendly restaurant’s general manager Mark Fitzsimon has pledged to donate a tin of beans to city charity The Food Bank every time a goal is scored in the tournament.

The pub, which is set to show every game from the European Championship, is hoping the move will give everyone plenty to cheer about.

The Food Bank provides city people in economic difficulty with essential food supplies at the time when they need them most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before other parts of the social care infrastructure can come into play.

Mr Fitzsimon said: “We’re all really looking forward to the Euros at The Hungry Horse.

“But we’re also aware that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Even in an affluent city like Milton Keynes there are still many people living on the breadline.

“By donating a simple tin of beans for every goal scored in the tournament we’re hoping that our enjoyment can help those people as well.

“The Food Bank is a fantastic charity and we are really proud to support it in any way we can.”

Euro 2012, which is being jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine, is due to kick-off on Friday, June 8 and The Hungry Horse will be screening the first game of the event between Poland and Greece at 5pm.

Attention is then bound to turn to England’s opener against France at 5pm on Monday, June 11.

And everyone at the restaurant is hoping to see England skipper Steven Gerrard lifting the trophy in the final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Sunday, July 1. That game, starting at 7.45pm, will - of course - be shown live at The Hungry Horse.

The popular pub was recently named as the best family restaurant in Milton Keynes at the inaugural Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards.

It beat off competition from the likes of the Harvester, Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamama to lift the award.

And Mr Fitzsimon added: “We can’t wait for the Euros to get underway and we hope to see lots of people here to cheer on England.

“The bunting will be going up and it should be a great tournament.

“The Hungry Horse is perfect for all the family, so we’re hoping to see lots of kids here cheering for the boys as well.”

The Hungry Horse is open from 11am to 11pm between Monday and Thursday, 11amto midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 12noon to 10.30pm on Sundays.

For more information people can call the pub on 01908 667726 or email6418@greeneking.co.uk