Battlefield Rest couple take a charity plunge

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Battlefield Rest has raised £3,000 for cancer charities following a double anniversary bash.

The restaurant celebrated 20 years in the community — and 100 years since the iconic tram stop was first built — with an event on Sunday in aid of Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Care.

Owner Marco Giannasi, who took the plunge with an ice bucket challenge alongside wife Yellena, told The Extra: “It was a great day. We survived the ice shock quite well, apart from a joke by someone who decided to fill my tshirt with ice!

“We must thank everyone for the donations, and all the local shops and companies who helped us.”