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Annual family fun day raises funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

A local pub and fish and chip shop teamed up  to organise a family fun day in support of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Ian Robinson, landlord of The Black Bull Inn and Carol Bracewell, owner of Godwin’s Fish & Chips, both in Penwortham, came together to organise the event.

The day consisted of live entertainment from Daniella Gallagher, Gary Gibson and more local artists. Attractions also included a fairground, tombolas, raffle, plate smashing, a bucking bronco and more. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell also made special guest appearances.

Carol said: “The day itself was fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for better support from people in the community and local businesses who donated raffle prizes for the day.

“St Catherine’s is close to many people’s hearts in the community. I have a close connection with the hospice as my mum, Pat Johnson, passed away in the hospice five years ago.”

Ian and Carol Millen, the Black Bull’s manager added: “We’re very grateful to all the staff from The Black Bull and Godwin’s who gave up their time for free, to help make the day a success.”

St Catherine’s head of community engagement, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We’re extremely grateful to The Black Bull Inn and Godwin’s Fish and Chips for continuing to support St Catherine’s and hosting their family fun day.

“The community spirit and support from others made the day a real success, raising £4,853.09, bringing their total over the past four years to an incredible £20,319.80.

“Their continued support means we’re able to continue providing specialised palliative and end-of-life care to people across Central Lancashire.”