A TRIO of friends went across the Pennines to raise hundreds of pounds for Help for Heroes.
Lisa Hrosulak, 32, Sarah Metcalfe, 31 and Beth Grundy, 16, all from Siddal pulled on their camouflage and face paint to go to Blackpool for a street collection.
They originally planned a pub crawl but had to rearrange their plans and sold wristbands for the charity.
They raised £864.38.
“The wrist bands had also been placed in several locations for purchase prior to the actual event, and what an amazing result this all turned out to be, with groups of people giving us a helping hand of which we are thankful for,” said Lisa.
Throughout their day in Blackpool the girls were met with heartbreaking and tearful stories from passers-by.
“People told us the reason for their donations. Some were tragic and heartbreaking but they inspired us.”
Despite being tired, they headed home nad carried on their collection in their hometown.
They group all had their reasons for grabbing their charity buckets.
Lisa has two brother in-laws who are serving within the armed forces. Corporal Ryan McDowell aged 25 is in the AGC Regiment based in Perbright and trains new recruits. Private Ross McDowell, 26 is in the Yorkshire Regiment Infantry and is currently serving in Afghanstan.
“A number of close friends are also based throughout the British Forces and I’m so proud of them all and all who serve within the forces.”
Sarah’s Dad Cpl Ian Metcalfe died in the Lisburn bombing in Northern Ireland whilst serving with the Green Howards on June 15, 1988.
Beth joined in to help her friends raise as much as possible. The trio still have wristbands for sale and have raise their original target of £300 to £1,000.
To donate visit www.bmycharity.com/3leggedpubcrawl2011.