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.

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.