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Pub raises more than £5,000 for charity

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: October 07, 2013

Members of The Swan pub team

Comments (0) A CHEADLE pub has raised £5,550 for Cancer Research UK by taking part in several fundraising events.


Jan Jones, landlady of The Swan together with regular customer Carmen Alcock teamed up to do a fundraising year of events in aid of the charity.

During the course of the year four major events have been organised place along with several smaller ones as locals, family friends and customers joined forces to make a big impact and face Cancer head-on.

A charity auction took place in June where many of items were sold.

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Another event which proved highly successful was a Psychic Sunday where a number of mediums gave their time and expertise to do personal readings.

The event proved so popular that some people had to be turned away.

The sun also shone at a barbecue during a July afternoon which was run by Graham Alcock. The event was a complete sell out event.

In August a prize bingo was held with landlord, Tony Dickens taking charge as the 'bingo caller'. This event turned out to be a fun evening with lots of prizes won.

In September, a quiz night run by Alan, Pauline, John and Sue was another run-away success.

Due to the volume of teams wanting to take part the pub was packed full with laughter and fun all night despite some people having to stand.

As well as these major events pub regulars Pete and Pauline Gowland along with Steve Green took to their bikes to add to the funds.

Various raffles were held in the pub during the year and together with the money donated by the crib team in lieu of trophies the fund continued to grow.

Carmen and Jan, who both turn 50 this year, said: "We would like to personally thank everyone who has helped towards helping us reached this fantastic figure by both donating prizes and money, giving their time, making things, helping out at events.

"Most of all to everyone for taking part and supporting this very worthy cause that could touch on any of our lives at any time.

"Also a big thanks to everyone who donated items for this event including national and local businesses and family and friends."

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