Photos: Winter Wander for Pendleside Hospice

A sea of red went for a winter wander as 300 people took to the streets to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

The Rotary Club of Padiham and the hospice joined forces for the event which saw hundreds of families walk a three-mile route around Padiham.

The Winter Wander gets underway at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham

The Winter Wander gets underway at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham

The idea of the event is to encourage community spirit and little volunteers, dressed as elves, handed out Christmas treats for youngsters taking part.

There was also an eye-spy trail involving businesses in the town and an appearance by Father Christmas.

Vikki Haydock, fund-raiser for Pendleside Hospice, said: “The walk went extremely well and was very colourful.

“We’d like to thank Gawthorpe Hall for letting us use their grounds as a start point for the walk and all of the businesses in Padiham who supported the event.”