Campaign group hands over £9,500 to the hospice
A local campaign group formed to protest against plans to build a waste disposal site in Preston has handed over the left-over funds from their fight to St Catherine’s Hospice.The Residents Against Waste Site (RAWS) action group was set up by local people to oppose the building of the Global Renewables plant at Farington Waste Technology Park.
Some £60,000 was raised through fundraising efforts within the local community which was used to pay for a judicial review into the plans that turned out to be unsuccessful.During their fundraising campaign, the group assured local residents that any surplus cash generated would be donated to St Catherine’s, to help fund their services for people affected by life-limiting illnesses in the community.Now RAWS has been wound up and the money – which totals an amazing £9,540.89 – handed over to the hospice.Tim Carter, former vice chairman of the original group and company secretary/director of the limited company later formed in the same name, said: “It was always our intention to donate any of the left-over cash raised to St Catherine’s.“We have had to hold onto the funds until now in case we needed to go back to court again, but now the company has been wound-up and we are able to release the money.“St Catherine’s is a wonderful local charity for local people and we appreciate the efforts the organisation has to go to raise the money it needs to keep its services running. We are very happy to be able to show our support.”
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