Pub2Pub Charity Walk 2015

MORE than £900 was raised by a charity walk for Pendleside Hospice.

The Pub2Pub walk was in aid of the Gail Simpson Memorial Fund which now aims to raise £50,000 for the hospice by autumn. 

Around 110 walkers attended the event which took in a six-mile circular route taking in the Crooked Billet at Worsthorne and the Kettledrum Inn at Mereclough, Cliviger. The novelty was that walkers had the choice of starting at either pub and then took refreshments at the other pub en route.

One of the walkers was former Burnley manager Stan Ternent. The now head of recruitment at Hull City said: “It was a great day and everyone had a fantastic time. We were blessed with some fabulous weather.”

Pub2Pub Charity Walk 2015Gail’s husband Alan said: “I think Gail was looking down on us to bless us with some perfect walking weather! I would like to thank everyone who took part and made it such a successful day. We hope to make it an annual event.”

Gail, of Smithyfield Avenue, Worsthorne, died of ovarian cancer last November aged 61. Pendleside Hospice costs over £3.8million per year to run of which over £2.8million has to be raised by local contributions.

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