WHEN May Mallinson was a young woman, she would stop at every pub on her route from Lockwood into Huddersfield without paying for a single drink.
Mrs Mallinson, who lived at Woodside Road near Beaumont Park, was well known for her knack of persuading other punters to pay for her tipple.
Now, following her death last year at the age of 92, her grandchildren have set up a charitable trust in May’s memory – and launched it by recreating her tour of Huddersfield watering holes.
Members of the Superstar Grandma Trust stopped at a host of venues on a pub crawl from Lockwood into town to collect money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Grandson Robert Shaw, 53, said: “At her funeral, all the grandchildren and great grandchildren were talking about what she used to do during the war and how she would set off on her walk and stop off at every pub on the way – but wouldn’t have any money on her.
“To commemorate her death, we decided to go on a sponsored pub crawl and stop at all the pubs she would’ve gone to.”
They raised £500 – and a further £120 at an event at Deighton Working Men’s Club
The family members who set up the trust now plan to hold a fundraiser for the cancer ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and hope to use the charity to fund one-off good causes in future.
Mr Shaw, of Dalton said: “Once we have raised some more money, we will ask people to write to us to nominate different things they would like us to fund”.