Dave Langshaw, the landlord of The Hesketh Arms pub in Churchtown in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.

By Queenscourt Crime Correspondent Andrew Brown

The landlord of The Hesketh Arms in Churchtown has been inspired to take part in this year’s Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt through the compassionate care provided by the team at the hospice for two of the pub’s regulars. 

Dave Langshaw is among a dozen kind-hearted local people who have signed up for Jail and Bail on Friday 7th June 2024. 

They are all keen to seek public support to earn the £999 in ‘bail’ money needed to escape being ‘jailed’ in this fun event. 

Every penny raised will go towards providing service at Queenscourt. 

You can help Dave make ‘bail’ in his Jail and Bail fundraiser here: 

https://www.justgiving.com/…/hesketh-arms-churchtown…

Dave said: I decided to take part in Jail and Bail this year because two of our much-loved regulars at The Hesketh Arms passed away at Queenscourt Hospice over the past 12 months and it’s a cause close to all the team’s hearts.

“When you run a community pub like The Hesketh Arms, then it makes you want to do as much as you can to support your local community. 

“We always like to do what we can. 

“At Christmas, we put up a Christmas tree where customers can donate to buy gifts for local children in need. 

Dave Langshaw, the landlord of The Hesketh Arms pub in Churchtown in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.

“At Easter, we ran a collection of chocolate Easter eggs for children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. 

“There are some fantastic events that happen in Churchtown Village, such as the annual Christmas Fayre, and we always play our part on occasions like that.

“It is really important to get involved.” 

Dave was born and grew up in Parrs Wood in south Manchester, not far from Manchester Airport, and attended Parrs Wood High School. 

He was appointed landlord of The Hesketh Arms in January 2022 and lives upstairs at the pub. 

He manages a team of 25 people and hopes to be able to encourage as much support as he can for his Jail and Bail fundraising appeal. 

He said: “I am really looking forward to taking part in Jail and Bail! 

“It’s going to be a really good laugh. 

Dave Langshaw, the landlord of The Hesketh Arms pub in Churchtown in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.

Dave Langshaw, the landlord of The Hesketh Arms pub in Churchtown in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.
Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

“It’s a really good way to raise some much-needed funds for this fantastic local charity.

“All the team and customers at The Hesketh Arms are looking forward to watching me make a real fool of myself!” 

As part of his fundraising, Dave is organising a special ‘Hotel Of Horror’ murder mystery night at The Hesketh Arms pub. 

It will take place on Friday, 31st May 2024, starting at 6pm. 

Tickets for the night are £35 and include:

– Live music from Phil Thomas from 6pm 

– A complimentary drink upon arrival 

– Delicious buffet spread 

– Engaging ‘who done it’ murder mystery 

– Raffle and auction excitement

To secure your tickets, simply contact our pub and ask for Chloe, the Assistant Manager on 01704 509548 or pop in and one of the team members will be able to assist you in securing a ticket.

Dave Langshaw, the landlord of The Hesketh Arms pub in Churchtown in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.
Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

Every penny raised through Jail & Bail will go towards Queenscourt Hospice, which provides care and support for residents across West Lancashire, Southport and Formby, 365 days a year.

Queenscourt is staging this fundraiser in collaboration with Stand Up For Southport 10am-3pm on Friday, 7th June 2024 at Access Point, based inside the former Southport Magistrates’ Court building, on Albert Road in Southport.

Queenscourt provides access to specialist palliative care either at home (including care homes), hospital or in Queenscourt via the Inpatient Unit or as an outpatient. Queenscourt at Home supports patients, and those important to them, to be cared for in their own home, if that is their preference. 

 

 

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