Oakley pub offers regular a helping hand

Oakley pub hands over �1,000 cheque to charity
Oakley pub hands over �1,000 cheque to charity

A PUB in Oakley made an emotional gesture to one of its employees diagnosed with a brain tumour.

After winning £1,000 in a TV quiz, The Chandos Arms is Oakley donated the cash to a charity that supports people with the disease.

The money was won on Pub Heroes Live, which is an interactive quiz show on Sky TV.

And landlords Michelle and Steve Orr chose to give the prize to the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust as a tribute to friend and employee Rob Price, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago.

Mrs Orr said: “We are so proud to have won. Our win was not only exciting but a very emotional achievement as our dear friend Rob has a brain tumour.

“We wanted to support the trust with their research into this devastating disease and give hope to brain tumour patients in the future.

“It was great to be able to do something for Rob. This charity is really close to his heart.”

The trust is the largest brain tumour charity in the UK and provides support for patients, and grants for research projects.

Pub Heroes Live managing director Paul Ashpole said: “We love the idea that pubs can give something back to the local community with the backing of the people playing.”

Mrs Orr added: “We’re overwhelmed by the support from our friends and customers and we would like to thank them all.”