Charity night is fitting tribute to pub landlord

Tribute event: A charity night is being held in memory of landlord Geoff Lambert, 66
Tribute event: A charity night is being held in memory of landlord Geoff Lambert, 66
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The daughter of a popular pup landlord is set to hold a charity night in his memory.

Geoff ‘Lammy’ Lambert, who ran the Dog and Pheasant,The Royal Lancaster, Preston Pool and Social Club and perhaps most notably, The Castle in Good Street, died on June 3 last year at the age of 66.

In a bid to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice who looked after him in his final days, his daughter, Samantha Stone, is organising a charity night on August 16.

She said: “Dad raised quite a bit of money in the past, he was always putting on charity nights, especially when my mum died.

“I thought it would be a fitting tribute to him.”

The charity night will be held at Penwortham Sports and Social Club and Samantha is hoping to drum up as much support as possible.

She said: “At the moment I’m trying to get a few local celebrites to come down.

“Stephen Bayliss has said he will come if he is free and Craig Phillips who won the first Big Brother is hoping to get down.

Geoff grew up in Frenchwood before moving to Grange and had 11 brothers and sisters.

He married Irene Lambert in the 1970s, who became a landlady alongside him until her death in 1993.

The former scaffolder then married his second wife, Maura Lambert, spending 16 happy years together before his death.

He was given 13 months to live by doctors when he was diagnosed with cancer, but defied their expectations by fighting the disease for three years.

Samantha said: “My dad was such a kind and loving man who would put others before himself, which was the reason he didn’t find out he was ill until it was too late.”

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise funds for the hospice before the big night to honour Geoff.

Samantha added: “This memorial night will be a great way of raising much needed funds for St Catherine’s and a way of family and friends to get together to remember how great my dad was.”

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