Villagers walk in memory of pub landlord Nigel

Buck Inn sponsored walk
Buck Inn sponsored walk
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Villagers in Grindleton put their best foot forward to remember local landlord, Nigel Schofield. who died last year.

Fifty people, including Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, completed a 10k sponsored walk from the Buck Inn, Grindleton, to Chatburn, Downham and Sawley, raising £1,342 for the air ambulance and a memorial garden for Nigel.

Nigel ran the pub with his partner, Andrea, and her daughters, Charlotte and Georgia. They bought the pub freehold from Punch Taverns 18 months ago and transformed it.

Nigel Evans, who set the walk on its way, had known Nigel after visiting the pub in his role as a member of “The All Party Parliament Beer Group”. He said: “It was wonderful that the walk was supported by such large numbers from the area, to see many people turn out in support of a fantastic charity and in fond memory of Nigel was incredibly moving.

“I am so often humbled by the people of the Ribble Valley’s dedication to helping those around them and was only too happy to help.”

Andrea, Charlotte and Georgia said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to all our regulars from Grindleton and surrounding villages for helping and supporting us through this very difficult time. Special thanks to walk organisers Phil Wilkinson and John Eatough.”