Pub regulars raise funds for charity

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A landlady and her

customers have organised a charity weekend as a tribute to a friend and mentor who lost his battle with cancer.

The Windmill Inn, on Park Road, Heage, will host the two-day event to raise money for Derbyshire Children’s 
Holiday Centre.

Lorraine Froggatt, 37, lost her dear friend John Redfern, 70, to oesophageal cancer last year.

She said: “We are raising money for Derbyshire 
Children’s Holiday Centre as it was a cause very close to John’s heart and we would like to honour that.”

The weekend, will kick off on Saturday, September 27, with 25 regulars and community members setting off from the pub at 2pm and cycling 100 miles to the holiday centre in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

The mother-of-two said: “We have dubbed the 
cycle ‘Riding for Redders’ – 
incorporating John’s 
nickname. He was a pillar of the community and we know he would have loved this.”

After bidding farewell to the cyclists, the pub will host a balloon race, a car boot, a bouncy castle and live music.

The fun day on Sunday, September 28, will take place from 2pm and will include darts and dominos competitions, a buffet, a raffle, and an auction with prizes donated from local companies.