Ribble Valley pub walk will help hospice

Members of the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale are putting their best feet forward to raise funds to help care for the patients of the East Lancashire Hospice by organising a Ribble Valley Pub Walk. Rotary Club of Ribblesdale members John Pallister, president Richard Schofield and Barry Wood. are pictured. (s)

Members of the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale are putting their best feet forward to raise funds to help care for the patients of the East Lancashire Hospice by organising a Ribble Valley Pub Walk. Rotary Club of Ribblesdale members John Pallister, president Richard Schofield and Barry Wood. are pictured. (s)

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Members of the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale are putting their best feet forward to raise funds to help care for the patients of East Lancashire Hospice.

The Rotarians have organised a Ribble Valley Pub Walk starting in Billington and heading towards Hurst Green. The walk will take place at 10am on Saturday, June 6th, starting with registration at Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington.

After we visited the hospice, and seeing the difference it makes to both the patients and their families, we wanted to do something to help

Barry Wood

The 10-mile route takes in pubs along the way such as Mitton’s The Three Fishes and The Aspinall Arms, The Black Bull Inn at Old Langho, and then Hurst Green’s The Bayley Arms and the Hurst Green Social Club. For those who would prefer a shorter route there is a five mile option as well.

Rotary Club member and pub walk organiser Barry Wood, of Woods Bakery, Brownhill, said: “The Rotary Club is committed to helping local charities and we are extremely pleased that the pub walk is already attracting a lot of interest that will help us to raise the money needed for the East Lancashire Hospice.

“After we visited the hospice, and seeing the difference it makes to both the patients and their families, we wanted to do something to help.

“Half of the £10 registration fee will be distributed by the Rotary Club charities and the other half and all sponsor monies raised from the walk will help the people within our local community who are being cared for by the hospice.”

East Lancashire Hospice fundraising manager Sharon Crymble said: “We are really excited about the walk and on behalf of the patients, volunteers and everyone here at the hospice, we would like to thank the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale for their time and expertise that is going in to organising it and making it a success for everyone involved.

“We would also like to thank the pubs and hotels along the route who are also supporting the event in this its first year and look forward to many more successful years ahead.”

To register for the walk call 01254 733411 or visit: www.eastlancshospice.org.uk