The fight is on to save a much-loved north Manchester pub facing ruin under the new Covid-19 tier system.
The landlady at the Alliance Inn in Blackley has raised thousands of pounds for local community.
Nicola McMillan, 47, has been in charge at the popular boozer for 12 years.
She's become something of a local hero due to her fundraising efforts.
She helped to raise £18,000 for Mia Strothers - who was killed after being hit by a car in Moston earlier this year - and took toiletries and pyjamas to those in hospital after the Manchester Arena terror attack.
The mum-of-two has also made roast dinners for the ambulance service during the pandemic and has helped feed the vulnerable in her community over the last few months.
Nicola's sister Simone believes she has raised at least £100,000 to help those in need over the last decade.
But due to the effect of two national lockdowns - and varying restrictions since late July - Nicola now needs the backing of strangers to keep her pub afloat.
The Alliance Inn is a wet pub - meaning it doesn't serve food - and has been forced to close since Greater Manchester was placed into Tier 3 at the end of October.
With a new, tougher tier system due to take effect from tomorrow (Wednesday), Nicola can see no realistic prospect of being able to open her doors this side of Christmas.
Simone has since launched a gofundme page to try and ease the burden on her sister, and help the pub survive into next year.
"This year has been absolutely diabolical," Simone told the Manchester Evening News .
"In the first lockdown, which I think lasted around 16 weeks, Nicola couldn't even cover her bills.
"For this lockdown, her staff have been off for weeks and she is still waiting for the furlough pay to come though from the government.
"She still has to pay for gas, electric, rent, tax and everything even though the pub is closed. She is paying over £2,000 a month just for bills."
Simone says that this time of her year, she and her sister would usually organise an event for the elderly who are on their own for Christmas.
But due to financial issues, Simone says this will not be possible this year - a decision which has 'devastated' her sister.
"For Remembrance Sunday we dressed up and delivered afternoon tea and dinners to the elderly in the community playing traditional 40s music," Simone said.
"Nicola will help out no matter what the cause. It something comes up she will be the first one to step in.
"Now, she can just about afford to look after herself and her staff, let alone anyone else. Even if we get back to Tier 2 in a couple of weeks, we're a wet pub."
Simone says her sister has already spent thousands of pounds making the place Covid-secure when it reopened in July.
She painted the pub's decking and beer garden in rainbow colours as a celebration to the NHS.
"On our opening weekend in the summer we did a Bongo Bingo and Nicola donated £1,000 of that to the NHS," Simone said.
"Everything she does is for someone else.
"But now she is on her own and so I have set up this fundraising page to try and ease the burden on her.
"Christmas is usually the time we earn the most money, especially after the year we've all had - but that doesn't look likely for us this year."
"I think it's time the community as a whole give something back, if only to pay the bills."
You can donate to Simone's gofundme page here.