Manny Bashah, from Nelson, organised a Pendle Three Peaks Walk which took place on 13th August to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice who care free of charge for people living with a life limiting illness, their family and carers and Papyrus who support people bereaved by suicide.
The group of 26 people who were aged from 6 years old walked up and down Pendle, Weets and Boulsworth hills in one day covering a distance of 13 miles. They raised a total of £2,396 (including GiftAid) which has been equally split between the two charities.
“The reason why I arranged the walk was to try and get as many people to join in a charity event to raise money for good causes. It was a local event which meant that I was able to get many people to join in, most of whom I'd never met before in my life.
I chose Pendleside Hospice because of the great work they do and there were a few other walkers who had family members cared for by their excellent staff. I made sure that everyone was aware of the charity and the good work they do and also getting vital funds.
Because of the good time we all had whilst raising money and the success of the day, we've decided to do it all again and see if we can raise even more money for the charity. It may end up being an annual thing so fingers crossed we keep the momentum going, nearly all of the group said they would love to do it again and any one is welcome”.