‘Inspirational’ leukaemia fighter officially reopens Grimsby pub and grill after revamp

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A young woman currently facing her second fight with leukaemia has officially reopened a Grimsby pub and grill following a revamp.

Olivia Pexman, who has just completed four weeks of chemotherapy and is now waiting for a bone marrow transplant, was chosen to be the Bradley Inn’s guest of honour because the inspiration she have given to many cancer fighters.

The 22-year-old reopened the inn on April 6 by cutting the ceremonial ribbon and pouring the first pint at the pub.

Brandley Inn general manager Anne Coleman and Olivia Pexman, pour the first pint at the new look pub

The Bradley Inn, located on Laceby Road, reopened as a ‘Sizzling Pub and Grill’ with a refreshed look, following an extensive two-week refurbishment.

Six new jobs have been created in the local area as a result of the renovation.

The Bradley Inn

General manager Anne Coleman said: “Olivia is such an inspirational young lady, with an amazing outlook and has the most beautiful smile.

“She’s very well-loved within the community and we wanted to honour her in the best possible way.

“Olivia has been through so much, which is why on Easter Sunday we’re holding a charity fundraiser to help pay for her to go on holiday once her treatments have finished.

“Olivia is such a caring and grateful individual, with a bubbling and friendly personality, and it felt right we gave her something to say thanks for being the incredible young lady she is.”

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