A step closer to Sam's dream

These ladies are certainly going that extra mile for charity.

Monday, 24th October 2016, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:34 pm
Tracy Kelley is presented with a cheque from the Goalden Girls for Fylde coast charity Sam's Place

The Goalden Girls are known to be among the Fylde coast’s most intrepid fund-raisers.

And now they’ve got their sights set on another worthy cause – Sam’s Place.

The over 50s women’s running club has pledged to support the charity, which aims to build a respite centre for children and their families, for the next five years.

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And the Goalden Girls have already handed over £6,500 from their first year of fund-raising for the charity.

Tracy Kelley, trustee of Sam’s Place, said: “It’s wonderful that the Goalden Girls have pledged to help Sam’s Place as their chosen charity for five years.

“We’d like to thank them for their support.”

Sam Ronson, from Hambleton, died aged nine, after being born with congenital cytomegalovirus, a condition which left him with severe disabilities. Sam and his family found it impossible to go on holiday due to the huge amount of medical equipment Sam needed with him.

The Sam’s Place charity aims to provide a holiday respite centre for children with life-threatening illnesses and their relatives, at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green.