Regulars and musicians have rallied to the aid of a couple after a thief stole their entire day’s takings.
They launched a fundraising campaign which culminates in a special gig tomorrow night (Sunday).
The robbery happened on the night of Saturday, 27 January.
As publicans Dave and Lorraine Clark were closing up, an opportunist thief stole the takings as well as Dave’s phone.
In response, Tracy Godfrey organised an online fundraiser, saying: “The landlord and landlady Dave and Lorraine do a fantastic job in the community.
“They do a lot for various local charities, old people and the local music scene.
“After just getting back on an even keel after Covid, this happens.”
She asked people to “give something back for this lovely hardworking couple and this pub that’s given us all so much entertainment and where we’ve made so many good friends”.
So far, they have raised an impressive £960.
Tomorrow local musicians have organised an impromptu gig at the pub, complete with fundraising raffle.
Well known York musician Malcolm Mccafferty has organised the event, which he describes as “a jam session with lots of local musicians to play some tunes and get some beer drunk including a raffle for Dave and Lol”.
Dave said: “Our musician friends and customers have all come together and shown us that The Edinburgh Arms is more than just a pub to them.
“We all help to celebrate people’s highs and we come together and help each other through the lows.
“The local pub really is a welcoming community in itself and we do need them.”
It kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, 4 February) at 3pm. All are welcome.