A parliamentary candidate for Thornbury and Yate and a popular landlady are teaming up to raise awareness and money for a rare heart condition.

Iain Hamilton, the Green Party candidate for the constituency in the 2015 and 2017 elections, suffered a heart attack from Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection caused a tear in a blood vessel around his heart which lead to a heart attack

However after falling ill whilst at his work desk in April, six months later Iain is working with Sandra Davies of the Swan Pub in Thornbury to gather money for the condition.

"I have had heart issues for a number of years," Iain said.

"However this time I knew something wasn't quite right so I went to hospital and from there they told me about SCAD."

Key figure Sandra took over the pub in 2011.

"When I came the pub had a bad reputation," she said.

"I wanted to change the image and do something for a lot of different groups as we have loads of different events going on here.

Another key evening for the pub is Wednesdays. Sandra hosts a quiz which looks to raise money across a month for different charities.

In October, seeing as the pub is Iain's 'local', they have been contributing to SCAD.

"Lots of teams come and take part every week, it means that there is a nice community feel." Sandra continued.

Over the years, the pub has contributed to many charity events in the area, Sandra revealed her reason for getting involved.

"Without them I wouldn't have been able to change the image of the pub, so I try to give a little back to the area," Sandra said.

Iain echoed Sandra, whilst also admitting that SCAD needs to publicised.

"There are a lot of people who have never heard of it," he said.

"That needs to change in the future, so the work that is being done here is very important.

In just a month of fundraising the duo were able to raise around £300 for SCAD.