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horton kirby bar
fighting cocks fun day
fighting cocks ladies night


Brand new Spring menu 22/3/2017

2 course senior set menu £8.95 Mon-Fri lunchtimes


Fryday fresh Fish & chips

Ruby Tuesday curry nights every Tuesday

Full details of all the above on our restaurant page







                             HUNT THE MEGA EGG 2017 !

                    EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE FIGHTING COCKS

This will start promptly in the Garden at 12.00 noon Good Friday April 14th.
                (weather providing, if not Easter Monday)

Hunt for the coloured plastic eggs in our garden, to collect a real chocolate egg.
Pick them up from the bar (max 2 per child, 1 large egg and 1 crème egg).
£2 to enter
(there are 120 large and 120 small for the first children back with them).
Don’t forget to look out for the special note inside one of the eggs, which wins you the Mega Egg. For Children 12 and under.
All profits will be donated to Cancer Research.
We will of course make try and make sure all the children get an egg, but last year we did sell out, so please don’t be late. Thank you




28th April @7.30pm

We are all well aware there are lots of heartbreaking stories with regards to people trying to raise funds for specialised treatments. There has been a lot of publicity of late with regard to Carys. Carys is the daughter of Jack & Rachel who are best friends with two of our regulars, Rod & Nicki. Lots of you will know Nicki from The Mill Clinic where she is a sports massage therapist and Rod is a local active fireman. So far Rachel & Jack have raised £220K of the £350K Carys needs to complete this treatment in London next month.
They have approached us with regards to having a fundraising night at The Fighting Cocks which we shall host on the evening of Friday April 28th from 7.30pm. Before I say anymore please read the family’s story. 
We are Rachel and Jack and this is our beautiful 7 year old daughter Carys. 
We live in Sydney but are originally from the UK: Carys was born here in Australia. 
On 13 January this year, after a few weeks of unexplained headaches and sporadic vomiting, Carys underwent an MRI scan to (presumably) rule out the worst case scenario. Instead Carys was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer found deep inside the brain stem, which sadly particularly affects young children. 
DIPG is inoperable and there is no cure. The only treatment a child can expect is a course of radiotherapy, to help with the symptoms caused by the tumour in the early stages of this devastating disease. With radiotherapy the prognosis for recovery is less than 1% and life expectancy is 9 months to a year after diagnosis. 
There are no words that can describe the complete and utter shock, grief and helplessness that our family felt when hearing this news. The sadness of the prognosis of this disease is completely overwhelming and we cannot imagine life without Carys. We cannot accept that our lively, beautiful, witty, kind and loving little girl will never grow up, or that her little sister Maya will have to live her life without the support and love of her wonderful big sister. 
Carys was immediately put on a course of daily radiotherapy treatments, which ends in early March 2017. Although she is not aware of the terrible prognosis of DIPG, she has been so brave and is an inspiration to us all. Like any family finding themselves in this heartbreaking position, we are praying for a miracle. 
One of the major obstacles to the effective treatment of DIPG is the blood brain barrier, which prevents the free passage of drugs from the bloodstream into the brain. To date, there is no evidence that traditional IV chemotherapy has shown any benefit to children with DIPG, plus they also suffer significantly with the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy. 
Recently, a family member in the UK informed us about a ground breaking DIPG research trial in the UK, being led by Professor Steven Gill ( https://youtu.be/NNs-vpxWskk), a consultant neurosurgeon at the University of Bristol, along with Dr Stegios Zacharoulis, a paediatric oncologist. They are now leading the world in using a neurosurgical method of direct drug delivery to the brain called Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED). This method involves the surgical implementation of very fine catheters into the brain using a dedicated robot technique.
As CED delivers the appropriate drugs directly to the tumour, it bypasses the blood brain barrier. This technique has proved to be safe and there are some very promising signs that this method of treatment is proving effective, with few unpleasant side effects for the child.
Carys has been accepted into the DIPG CED research trial in London which is scheduled to start in April this year, but we now urgently need your help to fund her treatment, which will include CED brain surgery and the ongoing drug treatments.
This DIPG CED drug research trial is not only vital for Carys but for all children with DIPG now and in the future. Carys is a blessing to her family and friends and we all desperately want to give her this chance, as we believe it is her only chance.
Please help us fundraise and spread the word, so we can help Carys. Funds raised will go directly to paying for Carys' CED surgery and subsequent drug infusions which will be ongoing.
Whether you can help raise funds through a sponsored activity, or by giving a direct donation, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 
Rachel, Jack and family. XXXX
Therefore on the night of the 28th there will be an ICE BATH CHALLENGE. We are looking for 20 brave people to endure 3 minutes in an ice bath and we will be selling further buckets of ice to pour over any willing participants! Please bring a spare set of clothes and a towel if you want to give it a go.
The first 2 to enter the bath will be myself ( Chris Maskery) accompanied by Head Chef Justino Stylamo. Got to be worth a few quid - just think of all the short measures he’s given you or the burnt and chewy food he’s served!
In addition, Megan, a member of our team has agreed to be a brave shaver for the night and will have her head shaved!
Rod is currently in the process of collecting some football memorabilia to auction on the night too (which may just include some Millwall goodies as well as others) so basically whatever he can get his hands on.
And ladies, Rod has promised to fill the pub with Firemen…… just saying!
So it should be a hectic fun night for a fabulous cause. We hope that you can join us.
In the meantime if you want to take part in the 3 minute bath challenge, it will cost you a fiver to sit in the bath. Please let us know and we’ll put your name down. Then every extra bucket of ice purchased will cost another fiver to pour over you. Brrrrrrrr!
All starts at 7.30 Friday April 28th. It’s a bank holiday weekend so you should have stopped shivering by Tuesday!
If you cannot make it or this story has touched you, as it did us, you can donate on www.gofundme.com/caringforcarys
Thank you.
Chris




 


 
                               

 
                                






 





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 
        
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