The Minster Tavern, on Minster Place in Ely, is hosting Super Mario themed games console, race night, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK on Sunday 14th April. For a small donation to the cause, customers can join the knockout competition, that will see them pitted against each other to find the ultimate racing champion.
The pub has been hosting various fundraisers over the last six months in support of local man and regular customer, David Lay, as he raises money ahead of taking part in the ‘Grand Départ Classic 2019’. The event is organised by Prostate Cancer UK and sees men from all over the world test their endurance against the first leg of the Tour de France.
The race takes place in Brussels, one week ahead of the Tour de France, on 120 miles of freshly paved roads, and must be completed within 12 hours. Prostate Cancer UK aims to raise £400,000 to help beat the disease.
So far, David, with the help of the Minster Tavern, has raised over £1500, through cake sales, a band night, featuring local group, the ‘EZY3’, and themed Gin Nights. The pub also played host to the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz this month, raising over £200 for Prostate Cancer UK, in the official fundraiser organised by PubAid.
Louise Medhurst, manager of the Minster Tavern, says: “It’s a pleasure to be able to do our bit for David and for Prostate Cancer UK. We have always said, that if we can get one guy to go and get tested, then that’s an achievement in itself.
“The team and I, and our customers have all really enjoyed the events we’ve held as well – particularly the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, which was great fun.
“David has been a friend of the Minster Tavern for a long time now and we all wish him every success in what looks to be quite the undertaking! He is going to have to maintain a serious pace to complete the course – especially when you consider rest breaks and being on his bike for so long. But we all have every confidence in his biking abilities.