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New pub licensees raise £3,500 for cancer charity

Mike Dove and Tom Higgs at the Three Horseshoes with customers <i>(Image: Contributed)</i>
Mike Dove and Tom Higgs at the Three Horseshoes with customers (Image: Contributed)

New licensees of a historic pub in the heart of Witney have raised £3,500 for a cancer care centre in Oxford.

Mike Dove and Tom Higgs of the Three Horseshoes pub in Corn Street decided to raise the money for Maggie’s, after one of the pub’s locals was diagnosed with stage three cancer.

The philanthropic pair see the pub as a family community pub and reportedly want to support their patrons as much as possible.

The founder of Maggie’s used her own experience of cancer to create what is claimed to be a new type of cancer care.

The first centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996, and the organisation now has a network of centres built beside NHS hospitals across the UK.

 

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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