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Pub landlord recognised for Cancer Research fundraising efforts

PUBLISHED: 11:26 11 February 2019

Pub landlord Sean Holland, centre, was recognised by Stone Parish Council for his Cancer Research fundraising.

Pub landlord Sean Holland, centre, was recognised by Stone Parish Council for his Cancer Research fundraising.

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Pub landlord Sean Holland's lifelong determination to raise a fortune for cancer research has been rewarded by a long service award from Stone Parish Council.

The award was handed to the popular landlord by councillors John Burrell and Stephanie Thredgle on behalf of the local authority.

The landlord of The Lads of the Village public house in Elizabeth Street, Greenhithe, has served the community of Stone for 40 years and is the biggest fundraising landlord in the borough.,

His tally to date stands at a very impressive £100,000 plus, and it is all for Cancer Research and the council said it feels this incredible achievement deserved to be recognised.

Sean, previously the landlord at The Ivy Leaf, in Dartford, told us: “I was very flattered when they came in and told me about it.

“I chose Cancer Research because it is a cause I really believe in and not because of anything else in particular.”

He was given an engraved glass tankard as a way of recognising his amazing achievement.

Sean added: “I am keeping it at home so I know it will be safe.

“I had no idea anyone was thinking about an award like this. This first I knew about it was when they came in and told me about it. I was amazed.”

Afterwards, Councillor Burrell said: “Sean is a stalwart of the community and has been serving residents for a considerable number of years as well as raising significant funds for charities. We are delighted to present him with our long service award.”

The Parish council said it is still keen to hear from residents of anyone who they believe deserves to be recognised for their long service.

The pub was built in 1793 as a private cottage and only became a pub during early Victorian times.

Sean said: “The people here share my passion for raising money for Cancer Research – I could not have done any of it without them backing me 100 per cent all the way. They are a great bunch and this is our way of giving something back.”

Nominations can be made by email to clerk@stoneparishcouncil.com

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