Charity champ pub boss loses brave fight with cancer
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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