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Dedicated ladies thanked for 30 years' hospice support
ENTHUSIASTIC fundraisers have raised more than £40,000 for Halton Haven, over the past 30 years.
The dedicated Runcorn women adopted the charity when founder Dom Valdez first built the hospice.
They run car boot stalls, raffles, tombolas and, for the first time, organised a summer garden party.
Betty Quirk, of Picow Farm Road, said: “This year we have been able to give £3,000, an increase on the last couple of years.
“We have only been able to do this because of the support and help of friends, family and work mates too numerous to mention.
“We would like to thank everyone for their generosity.”
The ladies received a long standing support award to mark their loyalty at the hospice’s 30th birthday celebrations.
Shaun Pollard, director of corporate services, said: "The Westfield Ladies are some of our longest standing supporters and the work they do throughout the year fundraising for us is absolutely fantastic.
“It's amazing to think that the money they have raised will pay for six weeks specialist nursing care at the hospice, touching the lives of tens of people in the borough.
“They really are part of our special kind of caring and I hope they always will be.”