A FLINTSHIRE pub is hosting fundraisers in memory one of its cherished locals who tragically died of cancer. 

The Griffin, in Mold, is organising a charity walk and a fun day at the pub in memory of Stephen 'Ste' Langford. 

The 44-year-old, who used to run the old Dolphin Pub in Mold, sadly lost his three-year battle with facial cancer in March this year.

On July 6, there will be a sponsored walk - starting at The Griffin Inn at 10.30am to Moel Famau and back.

The fun day, to be held at the pub on July 13, will include a pool competition, bouncy castle, karaoke, kids' DJ, food, a raffle and more - with all proceeds from both events going to the North West Cancer Research centre in Liverpool. 

Stephen LangfordStephen Langford (Image: User generated content)

Claire Huxley, who is helping to organise the event, said: "Stephen was a real character, he was really well known and liked in the town. He would do anything for anyone.

"Stephen is sadly missed by all his family and friends and the only thing we could do was to help the cancer charity that looked after him. He battled hard with the disease but unfortunately couldn't make it.

"We've been overwhelmed by the response to the charity day and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for our friend Stephen Langford."

Across the UK, around 12,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, making it the eighth most common cancer in this country. Head and neck cancer is the 10th most common cancer in North Wales. 

Over the last decade, head and neck cancer rates have increased by a quarter.