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Runcorn ladies continue to increase their £40,000 hospice gift
DEDICATED women have raised more than £40,000 for Halton Haven over the past 30 years.
The enthusiastic fundraisers adopted the charity when the late founder, Dom Valdez, first built the Runcorn hospice.
They get up at the crack of dawn and brave icy winds and rain to run car boot stalls, raffles and tombolas.
The ladies, all friends and neighbours, have also hosted two summer garden parties.
Betty Quirk, of Picow Farm Road, said: “This time we have been able to donate another £3,000.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all our friends, relatives and work colleagues. Without their help, support and generosity, we wouldn’t be able to raise so much money.
“We feel privileged to have supported the haven for so long.
“We were very fond of Dom and wanted to do all we could to help to make his dream come true.
“It is lovely now to see his vision become a reality.”
The ladies received a long standing support award at the hospice’s 30th birthday celebrations.
Shaun Pollard, chief executive at the hospice, said: "The Westfield Ladies are the hospice's longest standing group of supporters. Every year they amaze me with the amount of money that they raise.
“They are a fantastic example of local people supporting a local charity, not just once, but year after year. I can't thank them enough.”
The ladies were thanked by staff at the hospice in Barnfield Avenue, Murdishaw, when they presented their latest £3,000 gift.
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