The Tiger Moth pub in Irlam recently won a well deserved £2000 makeover prize for its "remarkable sense of community spirit and in particular how it rallied round to support many of those caught up in the Irlam gas blast in November 2010".
The pub hosted the bikers' Toy Run (see here and see here) in aid of the gas blast victims and is always hosting wild stuff to help top causes. So when Tiger Moth owners Eileen and Seamus McCallion heard they had won the makeover, it was never going to be a normal contract…
"We were delighted to win the 'Paint and a Pint' competition and be awarded a £2,000 makeover, but rather than just go off and do it, we wanted to allow our loyal locals a chance to have an input in how best to redecorate" says Seamus.
"We came up with the novel approach of holding an X-Factor style open day, and we are calling on painters and decorators to come in and get a real feel for the place and the locals and together we can decide who to choose to do our makeover" he adds "We won't expect any painters and decorators to sing for us, but they can give it a go if they fancy it. Who knows, they might even get more work providing live music at night!"
The open day at the Tiger Moth pub will take place this Wednesday 16th May between 3pm and 5pm, where potential painters and decorators can put their makeover ideas to a team of locals.
Any professional painter and decorator can take part but must register interest in advance by emailing full contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The `Paint and a Pint' competition was set up by Glidden Trade paints which is also giving colour and paint advice from its experts and contributing towards a re-opening party.