November 2017 landlord of the month
This month's Landlord of the Month is Jo Higham at The Leigh Arms in Little Leigh.
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.
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.