A LITTLE Leigh landlord has been honoured for supporting a group of regulars in the creation of a naked calendar for charity.

Jo Higham, landlord at The Leigh Arms has been named Prostate Cancer UK’s Landlord of the Month for November 2017.

Prostate cancer kills more than 11,000 men in the UK each year and is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK by 2030.

Tonight, the bar will be transformed into a Men United Arms for Prostate Cancer UK.

Barman Michael Lyon, who featured in the calendar, will also be performing with his band The Mandrills.

She said: “I am really delighted and proud to be named Landlord of the Month, what an honour.

“I’m thrilled we are able to raise awareness of a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK.

“I encourage all landlords to sign up and turn their pubs into a Men United Arms.”

The ‘Naked Facts’ calendar features a group of men from Acton Bridge photographed naked in various poses in and around the village.

Leigh Arms regulars Lisa Scott, and husband and wife Sheila and Rob Green came up with the idea earlier this year.

Landlord Jo will be selling the £10 calendars in the pub along with badges and wristbands.

Jo said: “I decided to support Prostate Cancer UK because some of my customers fall into the age group where men’s cancers, in particular prostate cancer are most common.

“I was astounded that they didn’t know about the signs and symptoms and so decided to help Lisa Scott and Sheila Whittle of Acton Bride to organize the calendar.

“I was only too pleased to be the central hub to promote the messages to my customers.

"It is critical that everyone is aware of the symptoms and I want to encourage people to talk. Hopefully in such a relaxed atmosphere those conversations become less awkward and more open.”

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Huge congratulations to Jo Higham at The Leigh Arms Pub for being our Landlord of the Month for November 2017.

“It is with landlords like Jo that we are able to start more conversations in pubs about prostate cancer and make more men aware of their health.”

“With the fundraising from pubs we are able to fund vital research into better diagnosis, treatments and support for men that will help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”