Fundraiser at Heanor pub

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The Jolly Colliers in Heanor is to stage a bank holiday fun day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event will be held on Sunday, August 26, at the Derby Road pub, which has been refurbished, said new landlady Sue Crossley.

She wants people from the area, including families, to come and join in the fun on the day when there will be a barbecue, tombola and a bouncy castle.

There will also be a ‘beat the goalie’ game to try your luck at.

The pub also has its own football side and players will also be involved. Some of the team will also be having their legs waxed for the cause on the Sunday.

She has also appealed for local firms, and anyone else who can, to donate raffle prizes to swell the fund, to get in touch.

Sue, who has been at the Punch Taverns’ pub since May, and said she chose the charity because many people were affected or know someone who has been affected by cancer. Her husband Stephen Whitehead also died of the disease in 1997. She said: “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer so it’s a very good cause and we are hoping to raise a fair amount.”

Sue has worked in the pub trade for 30 years and previously ran the Sandle Tavern in Underwood and has also worked in Wales.