A councillor who served as Mayor for South Ribble last year has handed over a further donation of £800 to support the work of St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall near Preston.
Coun Colin Clark chose the hospice as one of his three nominated charities to support throughout his mayoral year in 2012/13.
The funds were raised at the annual Search for a Star talent show – a competition supported by Westinghouse Springfields Works which welcomed top quality performers from across the area.
Further cash was raised on the night through a raffle and generous donations from guests who attended the event at the Civic Centre in Leyland.
Coun Clark, a great-grandfather of two, said: “I was invited to be a judge for the elimination heats which I thoroughly enjoyed but I left it to a more experienced panel to judge the finals evening.
“There are so many talented people in our local area and it was great to see people getting involved from such young ages.”
“I hold St Catherine’s close to my heart as I have had many friends who have received excellent care from the hospice before sadly dying.
“I am very familiar with the work that goes on here and extremely impressed by the number of dedicated staff and volunteers, who always have the patients care at heart.
“St Catherine’s is a very cheerful and friendly place so I am extremely happy to be able to contribute towards the huge amount of money it costs to run the hospice’s services each year.”
In May last year, staff from Chorley Council’s Neighbourhoods Department took part in a 62-mile charity walk in the Lake District which raised £7,000 for the hospice.