A WESTGATE bar and restaurant has raised more than £2,000 for a local cancer centre through the generosity of its customers.

In December The Alchemist asked its customers whether they could an extra £1 to their bill towards Maggie's Oxford.

Through customers generous donations they raised £2,305, which has now been given to the centre in Headington.

The charity revealed the final amount on Twitter after selecting The Alchemist as its 'Friday Fundraisers' for this week.

It said: "Thanks to the incredible staff and their wonderful customers, The Alchemist Oxford raised an amazing £2,305 for Maggie's Oxford - thank you."

The cancer centre urged more businesses to get in touch to find out how it could support the charity.

It urged business leaders to pop into the centre at the Churchill Hospital or email oxfordfundraising@maggiescentres.org