Preston’s famous square raises cash for St Catherine’s
A local book designer has re-published a story on the history of Winckley Square with all proceeds going to St Catherine’s Hospice.
Andrew Mather, from Penwortham took the original copy of the book written in 1988 by Marian Roberts – one of Preston’s leading local historians and re-designed it to sell to the public.
Andrew, who also runs a care home in Kings Abbott, holds Winckley Square close to his heart after spending a lot of his childhood there.
Before Marian died in 2007, she gave her wholehearted approval to herwork being republished.
The money raised from the book will allow St Catherine’s Hospice to continue offering its specialised services to people who are living with conditions which can be treated but not cured when it matters most.
Andrew chose to donate funds to the hospice at Lostock Hall because of their extraordinary reputation and to show his appreciation for the care they provide to people in the local community.
He said: “Most people are familiar with the hospice and I know a lot of people who work there.
“We received tremendous support from sponsors who covered the total cost and all of the money raised will go direct to the hospice.
“I am very pleased with the outcome and people have been very generous with their donations and support so I hope that this will help St Catherine’s to raise the much-needed funds that they need.”
‘The Story of Winckley Square Preston’ is now available to purchase in paperback and hardback in all our St Catherine’s Hospice shops.
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