Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will call in at the Red Lion at Ouston on Saturday afternoon (17 March) to show his support for their fundraiser in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

John Thornton, the pub landlord is hosting the all day event, which takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, and it will feature outdoor activities including a tug-of-war competition, before concluding with live music in the evening. It is hoped the event will raise around £2000, and Mr. Jones will be there from 2.30pm.

Mr. Jones said, “I am very pleased to show my support for the Red Lion’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. It is great to see a local pub in my constituency being so proactive in organising an event that will not only provide a great day out for the local community, but also raise funds for charity.

“I am particularly pleased that the Red Lion have chosen to host the event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, an excellent charity that provides vital support to people fighting cancer.”