Pub backs brave Skye

The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval has given �500 to Daft as a Brush in honour of young cancer patient Skye Aitman.
The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval has given �500 to Daft as a Brush in honour of young cancer patient Skye Aitman.

A ten-year-old girl’s gruelling battle with cancer has inspired a pub landlady to donate £500 to charity.

Schoolgirl Skye Aitman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last year and has had operations to remove two tumours and a kidney.

She has also received radiotherapy and is still completing chemotherapy, spending most of the past 12 months in and out of hospital.

When landlady Sharon Herron, who runs The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval, heard about Skye’s brave battle, she offered £500 to a charity of the youngster’s choice.

She selected Daft as a Brush, which transports cancer patients to hospital and is currently raising funds to buy two additional vehicles just for children.

Skye, who has recently moved back to Blyth from Amble, has first-hand experience of the charity as her parents don’t drive.

Ms Herron regularly holds events and raffles for good causes, as well as donating prize money from the many awards her pub has received.