The Leigh Arms ‘lay the smackdown’ on meningitis

20th May 2016

Northwich pub, The Leigh Arms and First Class Wrestling are getting ready to ‘Lay the Smackdown’ on meningitis with the return of their free wrestling event on Saturday 11 June

Leigh Arms Smackdown

For the sixth year running, First Class Wrestling, a wrestling promotion based out of the North-East, will return to the Robinsons pub in Cheshire; the only pub in the country to host live pro-wrestling for free.

The free event will aim to beat last year’s total of £2,200 raised for us.

Joanne Higham, Licensee of The Leigh Arms, said: “Over the past five years we’ve raised a phenomenal £8,000 and seen over 2,000 people come to the event.  The show is great fun for the whole family and extremely popular. It’s an event that we all look forward to hosting every year as it really brings everyone together for a great cause.”

Making a welcome return to the Leigh Arms is fans’ favourite Tony Spitfire, along with former British and European Champion James Mason, Franky Sloan, Colossus Kennedy, Nathan Cruz, Robbie Dynamite, Micky Long and Gypsy John Kenny. All the wrestlers waive their fees for the day in aid of Meningitis Now.

The bone-crunching action starts at 2pm on Saturday 11 June. After the event there will be a unique opportunity to meet the wrestlers in person, followed by live music from 6pm by local band Zeds Dead.

The Leigh Arms will be serving award-winning Robinsons cask ale throughout the day along with American style food and its usual menu.

The event is free and held at the Leigh Arms, Warrington Road, Little Leigh, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4QT.

Roya Armstrong, our North West Regional Fundraiser said: “Thank you so much to Joanne, her staff and all the wrestlers, who do such a superb job. This will be a spectacular event and we’re so grateful for their support.”

For more information on the Leigh Arms please visit the pub's website, follow the pub on Facebook or call on 01606 853327.

See last year’s event on the exclusive photo gallery here.

If you’re in the area why not pop along?