A Cheshire pub has raised £15,000 for charity after its chef was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Aaron Ferris, a 25-year-old chef at the Alvanley Arms in Tarporley, Cheshire, helped throw a charity event with the pub when he found out he had terminal bowel and stomach cancer.

He designed the menu for the three-course meal, and the team was joined by celebrity chef, Simon Rimmer, for the evening.

The night also included an auction for Aaron’s chosen children’s cancer charity, When You Wish Upon a Star, in which a helicopter ride over Cheshire was donated to Aaron.

Licensee at the Alvanley Arms, Harry Challinor, explained: “On hearing this devastating news, myself, wife Julie and all at the Alvanley organised an event to raise awareness of this deadly disease and raise some money for Aaron.

“The event was very emotional, but we had a great turnout and we’d like to say a big thank you to all who helped make the night so special.

“A two-hour helicopter ride over Cheshire was donated to Aaron, and after experiencing the trip on Saturday, he said it was the best thing he’s ever done.

“Robinsons Brewery also helped a lot with the night.

“In spite of the circumstances, we’re incredibly proud of the community for pulling together and to have raised so much in such a short period; this is in tribute to Aaron and how much everybody thinks of him.”


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