Every month, we choose our favourite landlord of the month as part of our Men United Arms pub campaign. If you think your pub has done something amazing to help stop prostate cancer being a killer get in touch and you could be our next landlord of the month.

To qualify your pub must have signed up to become a Men United Arms and requested a free fundraising pack from our website.

March 2018 Landlord of the Month

This month's Landlord of the Month is Rob Willoughby of The Stag in Maidwell, Northamptonshire.

What they did

Rob with staff Simon Nixon & Rachael Leal, raised over £230.00 by hosting a darts match, quiz night, donations through selling Man of Men badges and wine tasting challenges throughout winter for Prostate Cancer UK, with lots more to come. Rob is also aiming to be shortlisted and in with a chance of becoming Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Favourite Local’, judged by a panel of industry experts including Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace.

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Why they did it

Rob, said: “I decided to support Prostate Cancer UK because several of my customers have been affected by prostate cancer, both successfully recovered and unfortunately lost their lives to the disease as well. I lost my uncle in September after an 18-month battle with prostate cancer after the disease spread to his bones.

“At 59 it was no age to lose a life with so much to look forward to after paying his mortgage off and never being able to see the world as he had wished. We were all devastated and my Aunt has lost a husband and best friend. It really hurt to see the anguish and pain the loss has caused her. I said I would make that difference for her and us as a family.

“I am really delighted and gracious in acknowledgement to be named Landlord of the Month, what an honor! The events went really well and I’m thrilled we were able to raise awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 8 men in the UK. Everyone had a great time and I encourage all landlords to sign up and turn their pubs into a Men United Arms.”

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month, email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. January's prize winner is The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, who win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

February 2018 Landlord of the Month

This month's Landlord of the Month is Ant Walton of the Rose of Lancaster, Oldham.

What they did

Ant has raised over £5,000 by holding various fundraising initiatives including a game of ‘predict the scores’ throughout the football season, race nights, quiz nights and raffles.

Ant is also aiming to be shortlisted and in with a chance of becoming Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘favourite local’, judged by a panel of industry experts including Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace.

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Why they did it

Ant, said: “I decided to support Prostate Cancer UK not only because I have a personal link to the cause but also because I’ve realised the importance in making my customers and staff aware of the disease. Everyone has been so supportive and really got behind this which has been fantastic.

“I am really thrilled to be named Landlord of the Month, what an honour! Raising money for Prostate Cancer UK brings all the people in the pub together, and we also found that a few locals have been diagnosed. Touch wood, there’s a lot of them that have had successful treatment and come out the other side smiling. I encourage all landlords to sign up and turn their pubs into a Men United Arms.”

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month, email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. January's prize winner is The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, who win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

January 2018 Landlord of the Month

This month's Landlord of the Month is Matt Bailey of the Par Inn, Cornwall.

What they did

Matt and his staff raised a massive £4,120 by hosting a BBQ, two auctions, a raffle, card games, charging for bar food, donations for lifts and general donations on the bar. Matt was also named Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local in 2017.

Matt

Why they did it

Matt said: “I am really thrilled to be named Landlord of the Month for January, what an honor! The events went really well and it’s great we were able to raise awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 8 men in the UK. Everyone had a great time fundraising and I encourage all landlords to sign up and turn their pubs into a Men United Arms. Running events and fundraisers is a great way to get people into your pub which has in turn helped my profits as well, I definitely encourage all landlords to sign up. The events got the whole community together and in turn customers spent more at the bar as well as raising money for the charity!”.

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. January's prize winner is The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen who win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

December 2017 Landlord of the Month

This month's Landlord of the Month is Stephen Courtney at the Clifton Arms in Crystal Palace.

What they did

Stephen and regular customer Bob organised a match day collection at the pub for Crystal Palace's game against Everton, with hundreds of Eagles fans filling the venue before the game. After raising a fantastic amount of money and awareness on the day, another match day collection has been confirmed for the festive break. 

Stephen and Bob have also organised a quiz to support us in the New Year, in a bid to raise £1000.00 and further awareness of prostate cancer amongst the pub's customers. 

Why they did it

Stephen was inspired to get involved as Bob had prostate cancer, and now wants to make sure more men are aware of the disease – they’re making sure they hand out as many information leaflets as they can while raising vital funds over the next few months. 

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. December's prize winner is The Red Lion in Alford and they win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

November 2017 Landlord of the Month

This month's Landlord of the Month is Jo Higham at The Leigh Arms in Little Leigh. 

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What they did

Jo has been supporting a group of her regular customers to create a 'Naked Facts' calendar to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and awareness of the most common cancer in men. Jo will be selling the £10 calendars in the pub and will have badges and wristbands available for donations on the bar, with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.

The Leigh Arms Chef, Andy and Barman Mikey feature as 'men of the month', while December showcases all of the men involved. Mike, who is 'Mr February' will also be playing with his band at the pub for a fundraiser later in the month, with Jo now aiming to be in with a chance of becoming Prostate Cancer UK’s Favourite Local.

Why they did it

“I decided to support Prostate Cancer UK because some of my customers fall into the age group where men’s cancers, in particular prostate cancer are most common. I was astounded that they didn’t know about the signs and symptoms and so decided to help Lisa Scott and Sheila Whittle of Acton Bride to organise the calendar. Everyone had a great time and I encourage all landlords to sign up and turn their pubs into a Men United Arms.

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It is critical that everyone is aware of the symptoms and I want to encourage people to talk. Hopefully in such a relaxed atmosphere those conversations become less awkward and more open."

Jo, Landlord at The Leigh Arms

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. November's winner is The Crown in Bollington and they win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

October 2017 Landlord of the Month

This month’s Landlord of the Month is Jo Whalley at Wigan Central.

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What they did

Jo transformed the pub into a Men United Arms for 10 days and organised different events each day to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer. Their events included beer and whisky tastings, a pub quiz, raffles, sweepstakes and even a Luau Fancy Dress Night. They were popular with customers and helped raise a huge £3,359.98 for the charity. The owners of the pub, Patsy and John Slevin from Prospect Brewery also brewed a charity beer called Decadence, which was launched at Wigan Central and 10p of every pint sold went to Prostate Cancer UK.

Why they did it

“My pub benefits from a good cross section of customers, but I do have a large number of men who frequent that either know someone who has been affected by prostate cancer, or had it themselves. Ever since I put the first box of badges out on the bar, the donations have been astounding! My customers feel really strongly about this charity. It’s very rewarding to see the community of people who have helped me continue to raise more and more for a great cause.”

Jo, Landlord at Wigan Central

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. October's winner is The Portland Arms in Portsmouth and they win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.  

September 2017 Landlord of the Month

Our first landlord of the month is Gerry McGrath at The Kings Arms in Kidlington near Oxford.

The Kings Arms

What they did

The pub is celebrating its bicentenary and marked 200 years of pulling pints by fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK and the prostate cancer unit at their local hospital, raising £1,800.

Gerry and his wife Christine will continue to fundraise for us throughout the year, and have signed up as a Men United Arms.

How they did it

The pub have sold commemorative glasses for £2 each, had a BBQ with free food and asked for a donation, held a cake sale, raffle and donated 10p from every pint sold. 

If you think you should be our next landlord of the month email us to tell us why by the final Friday of the month. 

Every month we draw a Men United Arms participant out of the hat randomly to win a prize. September's winner is The Brecknock Arms in Tunbridge Wells and they win Srixon Z star golf balls, t-shirts and tickets to an EFL match of their choice.