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.
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.