Lisini Pub Company highlights continued support for Beatson Cancer Charity with exclusive Sportsman Dinner

29th Jul 2016

Celtic legend  Harry Hood  made his name battling it out on the football field – but faced his toughest fight when he was diagnosed with cancer.

He was diagnosed with bowel cancer three years ago and thanks to the support he received from The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Harry, now cancer free is helping Beatson Cancer Charity through the business he founded after he retired from football.

Lisini Pub Company is family owned and has four high quality and stunning venues across Glasgow and Lanarkshire. Underpinned by core community values, the business is keen to support Beatson Cancer Charity as much as possible and has already raised over £22,000 of its £50,000 target from a range of fundraising events, initiatives and community days.

The next event in the busy calendar for Lisini Pub Company is the annual Sportsman Dinner which has always been a huge success and is set to be even bigger and better this year. Nicky Hood, the company’s director and Harry’s son organises the event. Last year it raised a fantastic £12,647 which went directly to supporting the 8,000 new patients and families who attend The Beatson and its related facilities each year.

This year’s event is on Thursday 11th August and is hosted by John McKelvie with guest speaker Frank McAvennie and football legends Chris Sutton and Ľubomír "Ľubo" Moravčík. Chris played as a  forward   from 1991 to 2007 for Norwich City,  Blackburn Rovers,  Chelsea,  Celtic,  Birmingham City  and  Aston Villa. Sutton scored over 150 career goals in over 400 league appearances spanning 16 years in the  English   and  Scottish Premier Leagues.  Lubo  is  a  football  manager and former footballer from  Slovakia  who played internationally for  Czechoslovakia and  Slovakia. He played club football in Czechoslovakia/Slovakia, France, Germany, Scotland and Japan, winning two  Scottish Premier League  titles with  Celtic F.C.

Harry Hood and everyone involved in the Lisini Pub Company want to ensure Beatson Cancer Charity receive as much support as possible. He said: “Having been a patient of The Beatson, I have seen first-hand the incredible work all the staff do and the invaluable support the charity gives to patients and their families.”

Tables of 10 are available at just £675 which includes a delicious three course meal, excellent entertainment from sports stars and photograph opportunities at the Dalziel Park Hotel.

The Lisini Pub Company is also organising an exclusive Gordon Strachan night in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity on Thursday 22nd September. Individual tickets are £50 per person and £450 for a table of 10.

In the pipeline is the annual Fireworks Night and Christmas Fayre which will also support Beatson Cancer Charity. For more information and to book your tickets for all events, please visit