Burnley Miners' donate to appeal

Burnley Miners' Club members have presented a terminally ill mum with almost £3,000 after a fund-raising appeal.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 9:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 4:09 pm
Burnley Miners Club, Plumb Street in Burnley. Photo Ben Parsons

Glenda Pilkington together with Ken and Jenny Routh jumped into action after hearing the news of Sarah Monk (36), from Sough, who is suffering with breast and lung cancer.

The three have presented Sarah with £2,916.28, helping her towards a dream family holiday to Florida. The money, which includes a £250 donation from Colne Freemasons and £200 from a raffle at Littlemoor House in Sabden where Glenda works, was otherwise raised through a concert and donations by kind-hearted miners’ club regulars.

Glenda said: “The Miners’ Club has been amazing, their efforts raised £2,400 for this family’s appeal and we can’t thank all the regulars and everyone involved for their generosity.”