A grand ef­fort for pub team

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AN ORM­SKIRK pub raised al­most £1,000 for a chil­dren’s can­cer char­ity by host­ing a spon­sored bike ride.

Staff at the Court Leet, which is owned by J D Wether­spoon, or­gan­ised and held the event in the pub on Sun­day, July 2.

The to­tal amount of money raised was ap­prox­i­mately £900 and it will be do­nated to Clic Sar­gent, the chil­dren’s can­cer char­ity.

Jonny Urszuly, who was the “last man stand­ing” in ITV’s Ninja War­rior UK, opened the event and of­fered sup­port to all the cy­clists.

Par­tic­i­pants in­cluded 13 mem­bers of staff, and one reg­u­lar cus­tomer and the cycling be­gan at 8am.

To­gether, they man­aged to cy­cle 187 miles in to­tal.

The ini­tial tar­get was to cy­cle 185 miles, as that is how far it is from Court Leet to the JD Wether­spoon head of­fice in Wat­ford.

The event was or­gan­ised by Paul Wise, shift man­ager, and Lisa New­ton, the pub man­ager.

Lisa said: “Thanks to Jonny Urszuly for this sup­port and to all our cus­tomers for their gen­er­ous do­na­tions, which helped to raise an es­ti­mated £900 for Clic Sar­gent.”

Codie Gaskel­lMooney from Skelmers­dale meets Wayne Rooney be­fore the star’s first of­fi­cial press con­fer­ence since returning to his boy­hood club

Codie, far left, his hero, Wayne Rooney, and the signed shirt Codie was given when he vis­ited the club

Jonny Urszuly backed the fundraiser

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