Landlord’s Charity night for friend

A MANSFIELD pub landlord is holding a fundraising night for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Publican Ian Watton decided he had to help after discovering his friend Rob Meakin was dying of bowl cancer.

Ian said Rob had decided on CLIC Sargeant because at the age of 46 he had lived his life but many children with the disease could not say the same.

Said Ian: “I though that was really admirable. But he wants to get the message out there that people should get tested as soon as they get the symptoms.

“By the time Rob went to a doctor it had already progressed - maybe he had the symptoms without realising until it was too late.

“In a way I wish the fundraiser was not happening because that would mean Rob was not in this situation - it is just about raising awareness so other families will not have to go through the same.”

The fundraiser at the Byron Pub, Market Place, will be held on Saturday, 27th April at 7pm.

There will be various games and fun activities such as a sponsored leg wax.

An auction is to he held on the night with prizes including Stags tickets, a signed football and signed Stags shirts, dvd recorder, a digibox and a television.

There will also be a resident DJ on the night and a fancy dress competition wih prizes.

There will be a collection on the door for donations and all proceeds on the night go to the charity.

CLIC Sargent was founded in 2005 and provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support for children with cancer.