Golden wedding couples donate gifts to hospice

Anne and David Buck
Anne and David Buck

Three kind-hearted couples celebrating their golden wedding anniversaries donated nearly £1,800 to Pendleside Hospice.

Anne and David Buck and Frank and Elaine Pilkington, of Burnley, and Raymond and Winifred Johnson, of Nelson, asked friends and relatives to make a contribution to the charity’s work instead of buying them gifts to mark their special day.

Frank and Elaine Pilkington

Frank and Elaine Pilkington

Mr and Mrs Pilkington celebrated their anniversary with a gathering of family and friends at Ighten Leigh Social Club a few days after Mr and Mrs Buck got together with family and friends for their special day.

Mr and Mrs Johnson celebrated with a party at Rosehill House in Burnley and were joined by around 40 friends and family.

All three couples said they had had a wonderful time marking their golden day, and were pleased to have raised their donations.

Raymond and Winifred Johnson

Raymond and Winifred Johnson