Sunderland pub punters remember Pam

Sarah Latterway of The Royalty Pub, Chester Road, Sunderland, who is holding a charity night in aid of her aunt Pamela Eccles who died of cancer.
Sarah Latterway of The Royalty Pub, Chester Road, Sunderland, who is holding a charity night in aid of her aunt Pamela Eccles who died of cancer.
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A PUB landlady is hoping to pull in punters for a cancer charity night in memory of her aunt.

Sarah Latterway, who runs The Royalty, in Chester Road, is raising money for Cancer Research after her aunt Pam Eccles died after a 15-year fight with breast cancer.

Mum-of-four and successful businesswoman Pam was an inspiration to Sarah and she is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the cause.

The event will be held exactly a year to the day since Pam died aged 57.

It will also be 12 months since The Royalty was relaunched under Sarah’s stewardship.

Sarah said of her aunt, who was mum to Michael, Tor, Brian and Steph and wife to Michael, said: “She was a legend.

“She kept working right up until the January before she died.

“We found out on the night of the relaunch that she had gone and it was hard because we are such a close family.

“But I really want the charity night to be a celebration of her life and hopefully we’ll raise a lot of money for a good cause too.”

Sarah added that since relaunching the pub, things have gone from strength to strength despite the difficulties facing the pub trade.

“We are doing really well right now,” said Sarah, whose family comefrom Hartlepool. “It’s hard work, but rewarding all the same.

“We’ve got our loyal locals who come in all the time and they are absolutely fantastic.”

Performing at the charity night, which starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 3, will be rock act The Glammed. The group will be donating part of their fee to the appeal.

Raffles and a buffet will also be on offer.

For more details about the night and how to get involved, call Sarah at The Royalty on 567 4111.

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