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Doug Almond 70th birthday charity fundraiser, Almond Family Pubs

PUBLISHED: 00:49 29 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:34 20 February 2013

Doug and Mandy Almond

Doug and Mandy Almond

One of Stockport's best known figures in the hospitality business celebrated his 70th birthday by asking party guests to help a brave little girl realise her life's ambition instead of buying him presents.

One of Stockports best known figures in the hospitality business celebrated his 70th birthday by asking party guests to help a brave little girl realise her lifes ambition instead of buying him presents.


Doug Almond, chairman of Almond Family Pubs, which operates the Hesketh Tavern in Cheadle Hulme, Three Bears in Hazel Grove, Puss in Boots at Offerton and the Fletchers Arms in Denton, raised more than 800 for five-year-old Scarlet Kearns at his black tie birthday party.


Scarlet, who lives in Hazel Grove, was diagnosed with the brain cancer pino blastoma and a spine tumour and underwent gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, but still attends Torkington Park Primary school when she can.


Scarlets mum Kate said: She had always wanted to swim with dolphins and go to Disney World before she became ill and now, once she has recovered, we intend to give her the best holiday she could have after going through so much.


She is finished with chemotherapy, responding well and full of beans. Its really heart warming to see her in such improved condition. Well probably make the trip early next year.
At his party, staged at the Puss in Boots, Doug said: Shes such a brave little girl and a real fighter. Its great to be able to help in some way.


Dougs wife Mandy is hoping to raise another 800 for the cause by taking part in a sponsored run.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BILLINGTON



The print version of this article appeared in the July 2012 issue of Cheshire Life

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The print version of this article appeared in the July 2012 issue of Cheshire Life

We can deliver a copy direct to your door order online here

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