Sisters doing it for Pendleside

Two sisters have been raising money for Pendleside Hospice in memory of their beloved dad.

Monday, 25th February 2019, 4:37 pm
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 4:37 pm
Rebecca Robertson and Lorretta Tatham with their mum Linda Robertson presenting their cheque for 1,249 to Pendleside Hospice.

Loretta Tatham and Rebecca Robertson have participated in several fund-raising activities including a sponsored pub crawl, Burnley 10k and the Manchester Half Marathon in memory of their father Thomas Robertson, and raised £1,249 in the process.

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Thomas was cared for by Hospice at Home in 2014 and had asked his family to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.

Lorretta said: "The hospice is a valuable must have resource for everyone; patients and their families."

Pendleside Hospice costs over £4m. to run each year, of which the Hospice gets 22% of its funding from the NHS. This means that the hospice needs to raise over £3 million from charitable donations.