Supporters walk the Preston Guild Wheel in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice
A Penwortham-based pub was at the centre of a local charity walk around Preston’s Guild Wheel in aid of the hospice.
The Black Bull, in Penwortham, was at the centre of a 21-mile sponsored walk. A group of 10 locals started the charity walk from the pub, before they took in the sights of different landscapes that surround Preston, and later finished back in Penwortham.
The Guild Wheel goes alongside the River Ribble, and includes ancient woodland, historic centre parks and more.
St Catherine’s Hospice was picked as the chosen charity because the local community, family and friends have at some time had a connection with the hospice.
Roy Livsey, event organiser, said: “The weather on the day was kind to us, we had a cloudy start and broken sunshine in the afternoon.
“Some of the walkers completed the walk in six hours, with others finishing it in 10 hours, after a few pints on route.”
Roy added: “On behalf of everyone who helped raise £1,500, I would like to personally thank them; friends, family, South Ribble Rotary Club and all the staff and locals from the Black Bull.”
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation from Roy and all the walkers. Their support means we’re able to continue providing the much-needed care to local people, when it matters most.”
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