A new sandwich shop has helped raise more funds for The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes appeal.
Ice skating superstar Dan Whiston opened his third Subway store at the weekend, which he owns with fellow skater Karen Barber and business partners Anne and Ben Wade. And, as a patron of Brian House children’s hospice, he decided to mark the occasion by presenting the hospice with a cheque for £500, together with his pal Hayley Tamaddon. Hayley is also a patron of the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham.
Dan said: “Brian House is such a fantastic place and both Hayley and I are delighted to be patrons. We both love going along and seeing all the wonderful work that takes place there and meeting the children. I think the Gazette’s appeal to raise £200,000 for Brian House and Trinity Hospice is fantastic.”
Dan and Coronation Street star Hayley presented their Hospice Heroes donation at the store opening, along with Radio Wave’s Hayley Kay.
Fans turned up to watch the official cutting of the ribbon and the presentation to community fund-raiser Lisa Martin from Brian House.
Lisa said: “We are so grateful for Dan and Hayley’s support. It’s always a real pleasure to see them, and time and again they prove themselves to be true Hospice Heroes.
“On behalf of all the children at Brian House I want to say a big heartfelt thank you.”
We are close to reaching our £200,000 target, which will help pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 29-year history.