These people have raised more than £34,000 for charity including Blackpool Victoria Hospital's ICU, Home Start, the RNLI, Anchorsholme Academy and local cancer charities
Here's a round-up of the people who have been raising funds for good causes in Lancashire
Completed half marathon in dad's memory
Veterinary student Heidi Wilson ran the Liverpool Half Marathon to raise money for Blackpool Victoria Hospital's intensive care unit. She raised more than £2,000, smashing her target. It was all in memory of her dad, Paul Wilson, who died in August this year at the hospital's ICU following complications of Covid-19. She said: "I wanted to not only support an incredible department that had gone above and beyond for my dad, but to show other young people that we can find healthy outlets and support in communities."
Huge fundraiser for chancer charities
Leyland Trucks workers have raised £25,000 for local cancer charities with a series of challenges including a truck pull and a 125-mile bike ride.
Marathon run for Home Start
A former Cleveleys man has raised hundreds of pounds for one of the town’s charities in a marathon. Phil Hargreaves, 34, who now lives in Manchester, ran in the Manchester Marathon to raise money for Home-Start Blackpool Fylde and Wyre. His fundraising efforts raised £1842 for the charity which specialises in helping families with young children.
The re-creation of a key event in RNLI history which took place following a major tragedy off the Fylde coast raised more than £5,000 for the lifeboat charity’s funds.
The Mexico disaster, which took place 135 years ago this December, remains the greatest loss of life of lifeboat crew in RNLI history. The tragedy inspired the world’s first charity street collection in Manchester in 1891, and 130 years on, crowds flocked to the city’s St Ann’s Square to witness the re-creation of it.
Pupils raise money for school funds
A Hallowe’en-themed non-uniform day at Anchorsholme Academy – with pictures featured in The Gazette and on its website last week – raised £500 for the Parent, Teachers, and Friends Association (PTFA), parents were told in a newsletter.