Bar staff grab a grand in aid of cancer charity

Charitable staff at the Red Lion, Emma Hopewell (left) and Emma Maxwell.
Charitable staff at the Red Lion, Emma Hopewell (left) and Emma Maxwell.

A SKEGNESS pub hopes to raise £1,000 for cancer stricken children with two charitable events over the festive period and into the New Year.

The Red Lion on Roman Bank will be hosting a Christmas themed fund raiser filled with family fun on Thursday, December 15.

Pub manager Emma Hopewell said: “I think it’s going to be a really fun, family orientated night. It’s also late night Christmas shopping that day so it should be a great addition to the Christmas theme.”

Seathorne Primary School Choir will be singing carols from 6pm while brave bartenders shave their heads for sponsorship.

Youngsters can also have their faces painted and meet Father Christmas who will be handing out presents from his grotto.

Funds raised on the night will go to Click Sergeant - a charity for children with cancer and leukaemia, which Wetherspoons pubs across the country are supporting this year.

The pub chain’s ‘Grab a Grand’ campaign sets each of its pubs a thousand pound fund raising target over the festive period. To help reach that target four of the charitable publicans will be walking more than 20 miles while wearing fancy dress from the Moon Under Water pub in Boston back to the Red Lion on Saturday, January 21.

A fund raising party will be taking place to greet the weary walkers, Emma Hopewell, Emma Maxwell, Anthony Walker and Simon Lonslow upon their return and a charity sweep stake is being held to guess the correct time of their arrival

Staff at the Red Lion have previously jumped in the sea on Boxing Day, completed sponsored swims and taken part in zipwire challenge in aid of various charities.

To show your support for the charitable fund raisers visit the pub with your sponsorship.