Wedding donations raise £1,630 for charity

HAPPY COUPLE: Alec and Sue Mckay raised �1,630 for Pendleside Hospice
HAPPY COUPLE: Alec and Sue Mckay raised �1,630 for Pendleside Hospice

A kind-hearted Burnley couple thought about others before themselves on their big day.

Alec and Sue Mckay married at the end of May at Towneley Hall, Burnley, and kindly asked guests to make donations to Pendleside Hospice in lieu of gifts, raising a fantastic £1,630.

Sue, who works for Smith Sutcliffe Solicitors, said: “We decided to donate the money to Pendleside Hospice because it is a cause close to our hearts.

“My dad was looked after at home by staff from the hospice. Alec’s first wife, Anne, died of cancer in 2002 and she too was nursed at home by hospice staff. Alec and I have been together for 11 years and lived together for seven so when two houses become one, you really don’t need any more household items!”

She added: “We had a fantastic wedding. My 84-year-old uncle, Harry Hodgson, travelled all the way from Australia with his daughter Joanne, who I hadn’t seen since I was seven so it was lovely to see them both.

Sue and Alec, who have four grown-up children between them, one grandchild and another on the way, thanked everyone for their kindness. “We would like to thank all our family and friends for their generosity. We were overwhelmed when we opened the cards and saw how much money people had given towards this deserving cause.”

Leah Mitchell, fund-raiser for Pendleside Hospice, said; “Thank you very much to Sue and Alec for their generosity, the money they have donated will make a huge difference to the hospice and will go towards caring for local people who have been diagnosed with life limiting illnesses.”