A WELL-known landlord who "faded away" due to cancer will be remembered through an event that hopes to save others from the disease.

Paul Soden, who died last September, was described as a "vibrant, full of life and happy-go-lucky person" who used to run several pubs across Worcestershire.

He had owned The Flag, Pig and Drum, Jolly Roger Brewery and The Stage Nightclub in Worcester, and The Kings Head in Upton, to name a few.

Worcester News: Mrs Bisset said no matter where Paul went, people knew and loved him. Mrs Bisset said no matter where Paul went, people knew and loved him. (Image: Lynne Bisset)Now, his best friend and business partner, Lynne Bisset, the landlady of The Bridge in Tibberton, will host a Halloween event to raise money for Macmillian, who cared for him in his final days.

"I saw how he faded away and what a terrible disease it is," she said.

"If they were not there, it would have been dreadful. They are such kind, caring, beautiful people."

Mrs Bisset said Mr Soden first came into her life when he started dating her daughter Jackie.

Worcester News: Mrs Bisset outside her new pub The Bridge.Mrs Bisset outside her new pub The Bridge. (Image: Lynne Bisset)After her daughter died, she said he helped her through it, and the two went to work at The Kings Head in Upton and opened a second-hand shop called This, That and The Other opposite the pub.

"He loved and was loved by so many people," she added.

"Paul was not my blood family, but to me, he was family - like a brother."

"I want to support Macmillian so people are supported and looked after like Paul was and perhaps even get a cure.

"I keep a Macmillian pot in the pub, but I wanted to do a big event."

The event will take place tomorrow (Saturday) between 8pm and 12am. 

There will also be a kids' party at 3pm to ensure everyone gets in on the Halloween fun. 

Entry into the pub will be free, and there will be a buffet. Mrs Bisset just asks for kind donations.

Prizes for the best costume will also be handed out.