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Burnley postmaster sets next target for hospice coffers
A POSTMASTER has pledged to raise another ‘million’ after his fundraising efforts surpassed the £40,000 mark.
Steve Harvey, of Rosehill Post Office in Manchester Road, reached the amazing total after years of selling second-hand books to customers in aid of Pendleside Hospice.
The charity has now set him a target of a further £10,000 – one million pence.
As well as buying books, Mr Harvey has urged people to support his ‘Raise a Million’ challenge by clearing out their pockets and purses of loose change that they would normally disregard.
Hospice fundraiser Vikki Haydock said Steve was providing an invaluable service to the community of Rosehill. She said: “Steve does a fantastic job raising much-needed funds for the hospice through book sales, the penny trail and now the ‘Raise a Million’ challenge.
“We are very lucky that he and his loyal customers are helping raise such huge amounts so that the hospice can continue to provide care to people in Burnley and Pendle.”
Mr Harvey handed over a £40,000 cheque to the hospice last week. In the past he has also sold eco-friendly wastepaper bins for nappies, and even accepted foreign currencies to boost donations.
Other items he has sold include medals, stamp collections, jewellery, broken gold and ceramics.
He reached the £20,000 mark in 2009 and passed £30,000 in 2011.
Mr Harvey said: “The aim is to hit a target of 1,000,000 pennies which will mean another £10,000 will go to the hospice.
“If you would like to donate books or pennies, please pop in and see me at Rosehill Post Office.”
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