Derbyshire pub offers free meal and cash prize in new competition

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A pub in Dronfield is offering a free Christmas dinner and a £1,000 gift to a family from the town who missed out on Christmas because of problems.

The Chequers on Eckington Road is asking Dronfield families to get in touch with their tales of woe.

The winner will be chosen by pub company Fayre & Square’s.

Darren Lines, manager at The Chequers, said: “Christmas Day should always be memorable – but only for the right reasons.

“That’s why we have, once again, enlisted the help of our generous Fayrie Godmother to hand this second chance on a plate to one family.

“If you or someone you know have a relative that was serving in the forces, you were working the Christmas shift yourself, or the festivities just failed to deliver, tell us why you or they are the most worthy family and we could be giving back the Christmas you and your relatives missed.”

n To apply for the meal and cash prize visit or for a nomination form. All competition entries have to be submitted by Friday, January 10.