Pub raises £1,750 for cancer charity
A FAMILY run pub in Dawlish Warren has embarked on a massive fundraising effort to help a member of staff whose father is fighting cancer.
The Mount Pleasant Inn has, so far, raised a huge £1,750 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
The idea came from pub worker Sammi Mayne whose father Sam is battling cancer.
Mr Mayne used to run the Fat Sam's beach and gift shop in Dawlish Warren, which had been in the family for 17 years. Due to ill health, he can no longer run the shop.
Mount Pleasant Inn owner Malcolm Protheroe, Sammi and other members of staff have thrown themselves into the fund-raising effort with themed events, bingo and raffles.
Mr Mayne said: "I am very grateful for the Macmillan Cancer Support nurse who helps take pressure off me and my family while I undergo treatment.
"I am very proud of what my family, Malcolm and his staff at the Mount Pleasant Inn have done to support me and also in raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support."
MacMillan Cancer Support's fundraising manager Angie Lowe said: "It is people like Malcolm and his staff that make a real difference to the lives of so many affected by cancer.
"The £1,750 raised so far will go towards helping local people living with cancer like Sam."