Carl’s Angels to raise money in memory of Corby landlord

Former Corby pub landlord Carl Stewart who died last November of cancer
Former Corby pub landlord Carl Stewart who died last November of cancer

The family of a fomer pub landlord in Corby, who lost his battle against cancer, are raising money for charity in his memory.

Carl’s Angels was set up after the death of Carl Stewart, who ran the Cardigan Arms, in the Old Village.

Mr Stewart died aged 70 of lung cancer on November 29, last year, just six months after being diagnosed with the disease.

Following their loss, his family decided to raise funds for charity in his memory.

His daughter Kelly, who lives in Corby, said: “After fighting hard for just over six months, his body just couldn’t take any more.

“The district nurses and Age UK Northamptonshire helped our family immensely towards the end and we can’t thank them enough.”

In May, a group of 20 family members and their friends climbed Mount Snowdon, in Wales, raising thousands of pounds for Age UK Northamptonshire, the charity which helped care for Mr Stewart in the last days of his life.

Now Carl’s Angels, Mr Stewart’s wife Pearl and his daughters Kelly, Lesley Condon and Michelle Mulgrove, have organised a benefit dance to raise funds for Cancer Research and Corby charities.

The event is on Friday, July 12, at the Best Western Hotel, Rockingham Road, in the town, from 7pm until 1am.

There will be a disco and live music from Corby band Soft Kitty, a raffle and the auction of a Rangers football shirt signed by the players.

Kelly said: “It will be a great night and the proceeds will be going to some really good causes.

“We haven’t yet decided which local charities will benefit.”

Before moving to the Cardigan Arms, Mr Stewart was landlord of The George and The Riverside pubs in Oundle, steward at the former Sealed Beams Social Club, Corby, and an entertainments secretary for Corby Town Football Club.

Tickets for the benefit dance are £7.50 and £3 for children and they can be obtained by emailing kellyjstewart@hotmail.co.uk or calling 07917 848833.