Tenants help cancer charity

Tenants ready for the sponsored walk
Tenants ready for the sponsored walk
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Well over £1,000 was raised for charity by a community weekend of fundraising.

The Beechwood Tenants and Residents Association ralled together to help Macmillan Nurses.

Association chairwoman Sue Merry said local resident Jayne Bottomley had finished chemotherapy treatment and wanted to raise money for the cause.

“We decided to help and hold a fundraising weekend,” said Mrs Merry.

Stalls, games and a barbecue were organised for the Saturday and the following day there was a sponsored 12-mile walk - in fancy dress - from Sowerby to Hebden Bridge and back.

The association also presented a memorial bench to the family of Trevor Sykes, a previous chairman who died last year.

“The weekend was well supported by the community and Pennine has been fantastic with its contribution,” said Mrs Merry.

She added local people had been keen to get involved and ran various stalls which sold crafts, jewellery and make-up.

They also got into the spirit of the weekend with many wearing fancy dress.

Around £700 was raised from the stalls and barbecue and when sponsorship has been collected a similar sum is expected from the sponsored walk which was enjoyed in fine weather and covered the scenic route over the tops.