Rosehill postmaster raises £30,000 for Pendleside Hospice

A BURNLEY postmaster who has been raising money for Pendleside Hospice for five-and-a-half years has hit the £30,000 mark.

Mr Steve Harvey, who runs Rosehill Post Office, in Manchester Road, has collected the cash by selling donated, secondhand books to customers at the Post Office. He presented a cheque to hospice founder Miss Muriel Jobling.

Hospice fund-raiser Mr Carl Barnacle said: “Steve does a fantastic job of raising much-needed funds for the hospice.

“As well as raising a huge amount by selling books, he also raises money from foreign coins, stamps, jewellery and watches.

“He is providing an invaluable service to the community of Rosehill.”

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Mr Harvey’s other big fund-raiser is his Penny Trail. He encourages people to collect their loose change and donate it to the hospice.