Soul Night in memory of lrene raises £500 for St Catherine’s Hospice
A popular evening spinning old soul records raised a fantastic £500 in memory of a much-loved aunt and friend.
Cuerden Residential Park in Leyland, run by local firm Campbell’s Caravans, organised the event in memory of one of their longest serving residents Irene Eccles, who had lived on the park for more than 30 years.
Irene attended day therapy at St Catherine’s Hospice last year and was later cared for on the hospice’s in-patient unit before she died in September.
The Campbells, along with Steve Curry who organises a Soul Aid fundraiser at the park’s clubhouse every other month, decided to dedicate their December get-together to Irene and to donate the proceeds to St Catherine’s in her memory.
The night featured DJs playing a host of old soul records, along with a buffet supper. Funds were raised through the £5 entry as well as a raffle draw featuring a host of prizes.
In total £500 was raised, which when added to donations already collected in honour of Irene takes the total to a brilliant £2,032.50.
Irene’s great-niece Gill Pearce, who visited St Catherine’s to meet Grace Campbell and Steve when they handed over the cheque, said: “It’s wonderful what they have done to raise money in auntie Irene’s memory and it’s great that St Catherine’s Hospice will benefit from what was a great night out.
“St Catherine’s is such a peaceful place and auntie Irene was so well looked after there – it’s nice that her memory is helping other people to access the same care and support.”
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