Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Market traders support St Catherine’s through sales of Leyland Motors painting

Leyland Market, Bill Southworth painting (1)Leyland Market traders have donated funds to St Catherine’s Hospice after selling pictures of the former Leyland Motors North Works building, where the market now stands.

An original painting on display in the market, by Leyland artist Bill Southworth, was attracting so much interest from shoppers, that market traders approached Bill about getting some prints produced.

Leyland Market, Bill Southworth painting (2)Bill requested that St Catherine’s benefited from the sales of the pictures, and along with money raised from a Christmas raffle, the market traders have handed over £300 to the Lostock Hall hospice.

St Catherine’s fundraiser Hayley Jackson said: “It’s wonderful that Bill has given something back to the community through his talents – not only do his paintings bring joy to the market traders and shoppers, and celebrate Leyland’s famous manufacturing heritage, the fact that he’s chosen to support his local hospice in the process is very generous, and greatly appreciated.

“We’re constantly amazed by the many different ways in which the local community chooses to support the hospice, and every donation, volunteer, or visit to one of our charity shops makes such a difference in our efforts to care for patients with life-shortening illnesses at the hospice, in their own homes, and out in the community.”