Staff at Bellissimo Italian - Burnley which is on Parker Lane in Burnley have been busy over the last few weeks selling raffle tickets to customers for two separate hampers fill with Italian goodies in memory of their friend Karen Baron. They have raised over £200.
Coffee shop owner Lynn Scibetta said "One of our dear customers and friend Karen sadly passed away on 5th November aged 57 years old due to multiple organ failure after being ill for just 13 weeks so we wanted to do something positive to remember her"
The money is going to support Josh & David's Hospice Challenge 2017 fundraising which they have been doing throughout 2017 at the request of Karen's family as she was cared for by the team on the ICU at Blackburn Hospital where David works.
The raffle was drawn by Hospice Fundraiser Sammi Graham at Bellissimo on Friday 22nd December.