Char­ity champ pub boss loses brave fight with can­cer

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

TRIB­UTES are be­ing paid to a well-known pub land­lord af­ter he lost his bat­tle with can­cer.

Brian Smith, who ran The Mul­berry Bush in Hurds­field, was known for his tire­less char­ity work. He took on the pub af­ter run­ning his own multi-mil­lion pound com­pany sell­ing bed­sets branded with football clubs and ac­tion he­roes.

He died aged 68, a year af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with can­cer of the tongue, jaw and throat.

His ill­ness was treated with ra­dio­ther­apy but he be­came ill again in the last few weeks with lung can­cer.

His son Dean said: “He was al­ways buy­ing and sell­ing stuff, a real Del Boy char­ac­ter or like Arthur Da­ley from Min­der, with his Jaguar and the same kind of coat.

“But he was so kind-hearted too, rais­ing money for Help for He­roes and The Christie.

“He couldn’t do enough for us and loved Mac­cles­field and its peo­ple.”

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