A COUPLE have donated their weekly beer money to Blackburn homeless Nightsafe during lockdown.

Christian Davies and his wife Mandy would normally enjoying a few drinks at his local pub, the Millstone at Mellor – but lockdown has stood in the way of their regular evening plans.

The couple, both 52, calculated that they would normally spend around £70 a week in the pub and decided that they would donate this money to Nightsafe instead throughout April and May.

For the month of May, the couple also donated 10% of their online sales from their business, Christian Davies Antiques in Darwen, raising a further £1,187 for the charity.

The couple chose to donate to Nightsafe after visiting their son in Manchester. They witnessed a number of homeless people on the street and wanted to help his local homeless charity.

Christian said: “I know I would’ve been spending that money down the pub so I’m happy to donate it to a worthy cause.”

This is not the first time that Christian has donated to the charity. Around 18 months ago, Christian rented his extra car park spaces and donated the money – equating to around £250 a quarter - to Nightsafe instead.

Christian said: “Jan the boss from Nightsafe always emails us and says what your money has helped to achieve. That makes you feel so positive."