Hallowe'en ball raises thousands for hospice

Eileen Britton, Chris Leach, Nic Bayliss, Phil Bayliss and Ruth Leach
Eileen Britton, Chris Leach, Nic Bayliss, Phil Bayliss and Ruth Leach

A Hallowe'en masquerade ball organised in memory of Sarah Leach and Ian Britton has raised £9,000 for Pendleside Hospice.

The ball was held in the James Hargreaves Suite at Burnley Football Club and featured a three course dinner, live music, a raffle, auction and a disco.

Organisers Chris and Ruth Leach, Phil and Nic Bayliss and Eileen Britton thanked everybody who donated raffle and auction prizes and all who attended and donated towards the total.

Vikki Bassek, fund-raiser at Pendleside Hospice, said “Chris and Ruth are long time supporters of the hospice and over a period of years have raised well over £50,000 towards hospice funds. With the help of Phil, Nic and Eileen they have once again organised a very successful event raising an incredible amount."

"The hospice relies on people in the community to raise the funds which keep our doors open to the people of Burnley and Pendle, we’d like to sincerely thank Chris and Ruth, Phil, Nic and Eileen for all their hard work”.