A seafront bistro, recently reopened after suffering storm damage earlier this year, is throwing its weight behind a month of brain tumour awareness.
The Beach House, on the Promenade, reopened last week after its windows were smashed by ferocious waves during 90mph winds in February.
And it is now boasting an addition to its frontage as, during August, the restaurant is supporting the Headsmart campaign, which is raising awareness of brain tumours in children. The campaign is being spearheaded by David Kershaw, whose son Jake died of an undiagnosed brain tumour aged just two in 2008.
As part of the launch, David will hold Jake’s Seaside Camper – a five-mile fun run or walk along the Promenade from Central Pier to The Venue, Cleveleys – which will take place on Sunday. David said: “The signage at The Beach House is really visual as you are walking or driving up the Promenade.
“On Sunday the owner, Hagop, will allow people to collect for Headsmart within the premises along with other venues along the Prom.
“Central Pier is supporting us through both of their shows, Cirque Du Hilarious and The King and Queen of Rock and Roll – Freddie Mercury and the Cirque dancers will be taking in the scamper as well as promoting Headsmart in every show.”
Before the scamper, the pier has also agreed to host a charity night with their Freddie Mercury dedicating his song Don’t Stop Me Now to a 21-year-old who is visiting the resort as part of the campaign who has lived through a tumour. David added: “So far the response to my campaign has been really good, and Blackpool is becoming brain tumour aware by knowing about Headsmart and the symptoms to watch out for.”
For details about the campaign visit www.jakekershaw.co.uk.