June 19, 2019   |   ashton

Our Fundraising Efforts are Alive and Cake-ing


Our fundraising efforts for this year’s Pendleside Corporate Challenge got off to a cake-ing good start with our stall at the Pendle Pub Walk. The cake stall has become a regular feature over the years and serves as a welcome pit stop to take on some much needed energy boosting sugars between the pints for all the weary walkers.

With the weather not at its best on the day we hadn’t expect to do as well as we had done in previous years, but we managed to make a staggering £1250. Ian, our  Residential Director said “We’re absolutely thrilled. I think it’s testament not only to the great cakes we had on offer, but also the generosity shown by local people for this vital local charity at this great event”

“We had cakes donated from staff, family, friends, Pendle Forest Hockey, and as the areas only Relocation Network Agents, they kindly sent a fantastic cake for us to sell, so it really was a team effort”

The hospice costs almost £4 million each year to run, of which £3 million is raised locally through individual and organised fundraising initiatives and the Pendle Pub Walk is one of the largest and best loved fundraising events.

Christina Cope from Pendleside Hospice said “The pub walk is the highlight of the fundraising year for many and it’s certainly one of our most important events. To have local companies like Petty support us in this way year on year really does make a difference.

Support from the community and  local businesses like Petty is vital in helping us keep the hospice going and allowing us to continue the important work the hospice does in helping people living with life-limiting illnesses”

The final figures for this year’s event will take a week or two to come in but organisers are hoping to beat last year’s total of £92,000

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