Burnley v Cancer raises £2,750 for Pendleside Hospice

Cheque presentation to  Pendleside Hospice for from a casino night at Turf Moor as part of Burnley V Cancer. From the left, 'hospice Fundraising Manager Christina Cope, Lucy Birch, Lauren Fallows, Alan Simpson and John Fallows.
Cheque presentation to Pendleside Hospice for from a casino night at Turf Moor as part of Burnley V Cancer. From the left, 'hospice Fundraising Manager Christina Cope, Lucy Birch, Lauren Fallows, Alan Simpson and John Fallows.

Money raised at a Burnley v Cancer casino night at Turf Moor this summer has been shared between five charities.

An amount of £2,750 has been donated to the Gail Simpson Memorial Fund in aid of Pendleside Hospice.

£650 has gone to Macmillan Nurses, £650 to Prostate Cancer UK, £550 to Cancer Research and £250 to the East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group.

The evening was organised by accountant John Fallows, whose business is in Lyndhurst Road, Burnley, and his daughter Lauren, an English teacher at St Wilfrid’s Academy, Blackburn.

John said: “It was the second year we had run the casino evening in memory of my dad who died of cancer. It was a fantastic night and raised around £1000 more than last year. We decided to donate the largest amount to Gail Simpson, a friend who died of ovarian cancer last November.”

Christina Cope, of Pendleside Hospice, said: “We can’t thank John and Lauren enough for their efforts and their generous donation.”