Pub raises over £15,000 for local family affected by cancer

The Hodges family in Disneyland Paris


A family fun day at the Dog & Duck in Outwood this summer raised over £15,000 for local resident Matt Hodges and his family.

Matt has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, epithelioid sarcoma.

The family are regular visitors to the Dog & Duck, and Donna and Waine Hetherington, who run the pub, arranged the day to support them.

Donna said:

“We were thrilled to have smashed our fundraising target and to have raised enough for the family to visit Disneyland Paris with their two sons, Archie aged 4 and Frankie who is a one year old.

Thank you to everyone in the local community, our team and my family for their dedication and support.

Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible to hold the event and raise such a phenomenal amount of money.

By everyone pulling together to help the Hodges, it shows what we can do if we put our minds to it.”

The event on Saturday 22 June included a barbecue and cake stalls.

A raffle featured prizes from local businesses including a hotel and spa break, theatre tickets and signed Madness memorabilia.

In the evening there was music from Shane Richie, 90s soul singer Kenny Thomas, and local funk artist Kat Jax.

Profits from the day went direct to the family.

Donna and Waine Hetherington own and run the Dog & Duck in partnership with brewing and pub company Hall & Woodhouse.