Members of the Preston Old PARTs 41 Club visited St Catherine’s Hospice to hand over the proceeds of a street collection which netted more than £500 to support the charity’s work.
The group – which is made up of former Round Table members – met with hospice fundraiser Emma Jacovelli who was delighted to receive a cheque totalling £533.92.
The money was collected outside Booths in Penwortham and in Longsands in December, when Santa came out on his sleigh to meet local children
Peter Fountain, secretary of the club, said: “We’re delighted to hand over this money to St Catherine’s Hospice to support the superb care they deliver within Central Lancashire.
“On behalf of everyone in the club, we’d like to thank the people of Preston who donated so generously to the appeal and helped ensure our first collection of this kind in several years was a great success.”
Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re thrilled to have been picked as the beneficiary for the proceeds of this collection.
“The money will be used to help those affected by life-limiting illnesses in our community enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death. As a local charity which relies on the support of local people to raise a huge £3.7m each year, donations like this really are so important to St Catherine’s.”