Harborough pub's fundraiser for a children's heart charity has a cheeky twist

A popular Market Harborough pub is set to wow the town with a new calendar to back a top children’s heart charity.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:27 am
The picture on the promotional poster for the Nag's Head calendar.
The picture on the promotional poster for the Nag's Head calendar.

The Nags Head in Church Street is set to market the “best calendar of 2020” to raise cash for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

And the calendar is the cheeky brainwave of Nags Head barmaid Amy Lockwood.

Amy’s three-year-old daughter Freyja has a rare genetic disorder called Brugada syndrome – which can cause the heart to beat dangerously fast.

Amy Lockwood and her three-year-old daughter Freyja

Her dad tragically died two years ago of the same condition in his late 20s.

Gutsy Amy, 30, of Norbury Close, Harborough, said: “Freyja’s a livewire little girl and I’m sure she’ll have a normal childhood.

“She’s being regularly monitored and will be given a pacemaker when she gets to 18.

“But meanwhile I’d love to do something for the CRY charity because they’ve supported both me and Freyja since my husband so sadly passed away.”

The mum-of-one said both staff and regulars at the Nags Head have shown real heart themselves by starring in the pub’s new production.

“They’ve been absolutely fantastic and I can’t thank them enough,” said Amy, who’s worked at the pub six years.

“We’ve ordered an initial run of 75 calendars and they should be going on sale in the next couple of weeks.

“We’re charging a minimum of £5 each but one big-hearted supporter has already offered me £20 for one.

“So we hope to raise at least £375 for CRY – the more the merrier for an amazing cause.”

Angela Denison, manager at the Nags Head, said: “The whole pub’s buzzing – the calendar’s the talk of the town!

“We all love Amy and we’re determined to do our best for her and little Freyja.

“We’re featuring both men and women and it’s very tongue in cheek.

“It’s a real mixed bag and some of the blokes will be seen with strategically-placed objects hiding their crown jewels.”

She’s also getting behind Callum Potts, 19, son of fellow barmaid Sonia Keefe.

“Callum’s fighting in a white collar boxing event at Kettering on December 7.

“He’s raising cash for cancer research so we’re helping him by holding a raffle for a Christmas hamper,” said Angela, who’s just been crowned Craft Union Pub Operator of the Year for the East Midlands.

“We also supported Callum’s brilliant sister Ellie, 14, earlier this year when she became world continuous kickboxing champion.”

If you would like to help by buying a copy of Amy’s calendar or boosting Callum then please contact Angela at the Nags Head.