Saddleworth pub landlord and customers to set off for Ukraine border

The innkeeper of a popular Saddleworth hostelry and three of his customers are setting off on a mission this week after organising a collection in support of Ukrainian refugees.

Lee Dyer, Steve Tassaker and Steven Rigby, regulars at The White Hart at Lydgate, backed by Charles Brierley, the inn’s owner, answered a rallying call from Manchester’s Ukrainian Centre desperate for cash donations and essential items to take to stranded refugees.

And, using Mr Brierley’s Dinnerstone restaurant in Uppermill as a collecting point on Saturday, they were swamped by generous-hearted locals who provided a range of nappies, baby’s powdered milk, toothpaste/toothbrushes,