Punters’ pedal power raises hospice funds while others put their best foot forward
The Potters Arms in Brooke Street, Chorley, has organised a sponsored walk in aid of the hospice for the past five years. In 2015, they also introduced a bike ride to Southport and back, giving people the choice of how to show their support.
Over the years the group have raised an amazing £11,500 for the charity – a grand total which has now swelled to an incredible £16,000 thanks to their latest efforts which raised £5,480.
The events took place on the same day in October last year, when walkers took a route from Georges Lane in Horwich to the pub, and riders cycled from the pub to the Carousel at Southport and back again.
A gathering at the pub recently saw the dedicated group hand over their latest proceeds to senior hospice fundraiser Norman Cutler. A raffle held on the night raised even more money.
Norman said: “Once again we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone connected with the Potters Arms and these events for their amazing support.
“The total raised last year is exceptional and when put with the proceeds from the previous events makes an even more impressive sum. Money like this, raised by local people living and working in our local area, is absolutely vital to St Catherine’s – we simply couldn’t deliver our care without it.”
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