Colne pub in line for ‘favourite local’ award

Stevie D Dance School (s)
Stevie D Dance School (s)

The Duke of Lancaster in Colne has been shortlisted as one of five pubs across the UK to be in with a chance of being named Prostate Cancer UK’s “favourite local”.

Following the launch last year of pop-up pub fund-raiser, the Men United Arms, Prostate Cancer UK called on landlords to throw open their doors during September and host a fund-raising night in order to help save men’s lives.

Manager John Hargadon raised £991.60 by hosting a range of different activities including a quiz night and ‘Back to School’ fancy dress competition.

One of their members of staff also contributed £268 to the total by shaving his hair.

As one of the highest fund-raisers, the pub will now receive free PR and social media support, before being judged by a panel of experts who will award the winning pub Prostate Cancer UK’s “favourite local” 2016 later this month.

John, who heard about the event through one of his area managers, said: “It has been a great couple of months fund-raising and everyone has really got stuck in with the activities.

“We even had the local children from the Stevie D Dance School performing a dance flash mob for everyone.

“It really has been a community effort and it’s great to see how everyone’s efforts have not only raised an incredible amount of money but also put us on the map to be shortlisted.”

James Beeby, Director of Fund-raising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “I want to thank everyone at The Duke of Lancaster for hosting a Men United Arms and raising an incredible amount of money for Prostate Cancer UK.

“I wish them all the best in the competition and hope the best pub wins.”

The winning pub will be announced next week.