Forget the Wall of Fame - this is the Wall of Flab

The Birley Hotel landlord Brett Miller is hosting a sweepstake at the pub to 'guess the weight' of golfers who took part in a charity golf event at the Birley Moor Golf Club recently in memory of Matthew Cryer.
The Birley Hotel landlord Brett Miller is hosting a sweepstake at the pub to 'guess the weight' of golfers who took part in a charity golf event at the Birley Moor Golf Club recently in memory of Matthew Cryer.
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REGULARS at The Birley Hotel in Frecheville are calling this display in their Sheffield pub the Wall of Flab...

Walk into the pub and you can’t help but notice it - and that’s exactly what landlord Brett Miller wants.

He put up a picture showing a team of 19 big-hearted lads who took part in the Matt Cryer Memorial Golf Day at Birley Wood Golf Course.

Now he’s running a sweepstake for people to guess the total weight of all the men pictured.

It’s a light-hearted reminder of a very serious campaign.

Proceeds from the sweepstake will be used to fund The Star-backed Justice For Matthew campaign.

It was started by Matt’s family after the 17-year-old from Killamarsh was pushed down a flight of stairs to his death outside a bar in Zante in July 2008.

An inquest in Chesterfield ruled Matthew had been unlawfully killed, and criticised the Greek authorities for failing to find out who did it.

And despite a three-year inquiry to identify whoever was responsible, Matthew’s killers remain at large.

Matthew’s dad David Cryer said: “We had a very good day of golf and the sweepstake is a great way to keep the campaign in the public eye.

“Everyone in the Birley is talking about it and I must admit I’ve had a go myself. My guess is 260 stone 11 pounds - but many people think I’m being kind!”

Other campaign events have included a football match between Lazenby and one of Sheffield’s best non-league teams, Arbourthorne EA.

Lazenby won 3-2 and David said: “It hammered it down all day - but we still had a great time.”

Forthcoming events include a ‘Matt Fest’ at The Birley Hotel on September 25, with local bands and a 10-hour DJ stint by author Tony Cronshaw.