LAST weekend saw the 10th Annual Pendle Pub Walk in aid of Pendleside Hospice and as usual we played ourr part by hosting a cake stall in Roughlee. 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 that weekend we hadn’t expect to do as well as we had done in previous years, but we managed to make a staggering £1200, smashing last year’s total of £900. Ian Bythell, Residential Director at Petty’s 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.
Helen McVey Chief Executive of Pendleside Hospice said: “2018 is a very special year for us here at Pendleside Hospice as we celebrate 30 years since the hospice was founded.
The late Muriel Jobling MBE, the founding chairman of the hospice said ‘The hospice was built by the community for the community’ and without the support of our local community we wouldn’t be able to continue to deliver the care to the people who need our support.
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 and reach £100,000