THERE IS SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH

Henley pub hosts lunch to say thanks to local Marie Curie Nurses

Dean Bigley, manager of the Bull on Bell Street pub in Henley, hosted a lunch for four Marie Curie Nurses, to say thank you for supporting local people living with a terminal illness.

The complimentary lunch comes just two months before Dean takes part in the London Marathon to raise vital funds for the charity, who are the current charity partner to Brakspear pubs.

Dean Bigley, manager at The Bull on Bell Street said: ‘I have seen first-hand the unbelievable support Marie Curie Nurses have provided, to a close family friend and his family. Without them, the family would have been unable to cope. The Marie Curie Nurses not only provided comfort and support to the patient but also supported the whole family in a way that no one else could and I want to do everything I can to support these fantastic people.

“I’m thrilled that my company Brakspear have also chosen to support Marie Curie as their charity partner and looking forward to getting started with fundraising at my pub in Henley.”

Marie Curie Nurse Michal-Marie Plumridge, who attended the lunch, said: “It was wonderful to get together with some of the other local nurses and enjoy such a fabulous lunch. It’s amazing that Dean has chosen to run the marathon for Marie Curie to help make sure Marie Curie Nurses, like me, can continue to provide expert care and support to people living with a terminal illness.”

Marie Curie Nurse Julie Adcock added: “Thank you for organising the lunch at ‘The Bull in Bell St.’ in Henley. It was a lovely meal and the staff are so friendly and enthusiastic about supporting Marie Curie – it was lovely to be made so welcome and hear how much the service is valued.”

Dean will be taking his fundraising up a notch over the next two months, in order to reach his £2,500 target. The pub will be hosting a ‘Big Fat Pub Quiz’ on the 1st April and a charity car wash on 7th April.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deanbigley or pop into the Bull on Bell Street.