Pub walk en route to new records

More than 1,500 people completed the 13-mile Pendle Pub Walk in 2016 raising at least �54,000 for Pendleside Hospice (s)
More than 1,500 people completed the 13-mile Pendle Pub Walk in 2016 raising at least �54,000 for Pendleside Hospice (s)

This year’s Pendle Pub Walk is on course to smash all records.

More than 1,500 people completed the 13-mile event which was organised by the Rotary Club of Burnley Pendleside in conjunction with Pendleside Hospice.

And the event looks set to smash all records once again with more than £54,000 already being raised for the hospice in sponsorship monies.

That figure is set to increase with many more walkers still to hand in their sponsor money.

The popular event saw walkers take in the spectacular Pendle countryside while visiting pubs in Fence, Higham, Barley, Roughlee, Blacko and Barrowford

A bumper cheque for £54,699 was presented to hospice fund-raising manager Christina Cope by the president of the Rotary Club of Burnley Pendleside Gordon Haycock.

Grahame Trudgill, of the Rotary Club of Burnley Pendleside, who organises the Pub Walk, said: “This is an established event in many people’s diaries and I’m very proud of its success.”

Christina said: “The Pendle Pub Walk was fantastic again this year and we were astounded by the number of people who came along.

“The date for next year’s Walk is Saturday 17th June – we hope many walkers will come along again. The sponsor money raised is very, very important as it will be used for patient care.”