The White Horse, Balsall Common raises £500 for The Lily Mae Foundation

22nd September 2016

The White Horse pub and restaurant in Balsall Common has presented The Lily Mae Foundation with £500 – the amount raised through donations from the sales of its hugely popular lasagne which returned to the menu in March.

The ‘original’ White Horse Lasagne was put back on the a la carte menu six months ago following numerous requests for the dish and the contemporary pub on the Kenilworth Road decided to support a great cause at the same time by donating 50p from every order to the charity which supports parents and families that have been affected by the loss of a baby due to Stillbirth or Neonatal Death.

Chris Kelly, owner of The White Horse said: “We’ve sold 920 lasagnes since starting our fundraising so rounded the £460 up to £500. We’re hoping to at least match this over the rest of our year long commitment – and we are, of course, keeping the ‘bestselling’ dish on our new Autumn/Winter menu.

Amy Jackson, Co-Founder of the Balsall Common-based Lily Mae Foundation said: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount. Totally amazing! This figure will enable us to create 10 memory boxes which we provide to help families cope with the loss of a baby. We hope diners continue to enjoy the dish – a real comfort food – throughout the colder months ahead.”

The White Horse is a traditional country pub with a modern feel serving fresh and homemade food. A private function room, gardens and decking are all available to hire with menu and drinks packages tailored to personal requirements.

The Original White Horse Lasagne and Garlic Ciabatta is £11.75.

The Lily Mae Foundation was set up in 2010 to help and support parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby. The Lily Mae Foundation also supports research to reduce the current high levels of baby loss and works to help change public perception of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.

Picture Caption – White Horse owners Alastair Tyson (left) and Chris Kelly present Amy Jackson, Co-Founder Lily Mae Foundation with £500.