BIG-HEARTED landlords have organised a bumper year of charity fundraisers to boost special causes.
Money raised through events at the Royal Oak pub in Tupton will help send brave leukaemia patient Emily Bell (11) on the trip of a lifetime to swim with dolphins on a holiday to Disneyland Florida.
The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline is also to benefit from cash collected at a daring bungee jump day which kicks off the charity calendar on Sunday May 29.
“It’s so easy to get carried away with making money – people forget how good it is to give something back”, said landlady Jayne Nicholson (31).
“Emily’s cause has touched our hearts and we want to get her away for next year.
“We also want to get the local community back together.”
On May 29 there will be face painting, a Glee club and live music while landlord Gary Nicholson (47) is taking the plunge twice – once for each charity. And if more than £200 is collected for each he will brave the jump in a mankini.
Peak FM presenter Becky Measures – whose mum Wendy Watson runs the helpline – is also under pressure to fall 185 ft between 2-6pm.
After that a massive Oakfest day of live music, with charity auction, plus Becky and Dace Vicars compering, is expected to attract hundreds on August 6. At Christmas a talent contest and traditional celebrations are also planned.