REGULARS at a Wigan community pub will come together tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate a friend who lost a brave battle against a crippling fatal condition.
Borough schools caretaker Lee Christall developed Motor Neurone Disease after a trip and fall on holiday.
His devastated family were at his bedside when the 59 year old was claimed by the condition less than 12 months later.
Now his son Scott and landlady Kath Moran have organised a marathon day of fund raising ti support the charity heading research into the rare and still understood condition.
Activities begin at The Silverwell in Darlington Street when the pub doors open at noon...and will go right the way through until midnight.
The fun starts with a family flavour along with bouncy castles, hot dogs and burgers, face painting and lots of charity games.
After the sun has gone down its time for the adults to come out and play...with a charity concert with renowned local singer Angi Lloyd
There is expected to be some fevered ticket buying for a big raffle with some “fantastic” prizes including a meal for two at the neighbouring Tsangs Chinese, a signed Wigan Warriors rugby ball and a signed Saints RL shirt, plus many other donations that have been “so appreciated” from regulars at the long established pub in Darlington Street East.
Landlady Kath said: “We are pulling out all the stop to make as much as we can for the charity because this cause is very close to all our hearts here.
“There will be something for everyone, from young kids and then later in the evening a great singer for the parents.”