Blackburn shopping centre staff raise hospice cash

Back from left, Darren Nielson, Vicki Yates, Paul Page Masterman, Sarah Jaffer, Yasmin Jaffer, Maggie Koiziol, Gareth Stead Clark from The Mall. Front, Mrs Perkins from Derian House, Ken Brogden from The Mall and Mr Perkins from Derian House

Back from left, Darren Nielson, Vicki Yates, Paul Page Masterman, Sarah Jaffer, Yasmin Jaffer, Maggie Koiziol, Gareth Stead Clark from The Mall. Front, Mrs Perkins from Derian House, Ken Brogden from The Mall and Mr Perkins from Derian House

First published in News

TEAM members at The Mall Blackburn presented Derian House Children’s Hospice with a cheque for more than £2,000 following a charity walk from Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool to The Mall, in July last year.

Staff donned charity T-shirts and made the 26-mile journey over a period of 11 hours after Gareth Stead Clark and Ken Brogden from The Mall’s security team came up with the idea.

Gareth said: “We thought the sponsored walk would be a fun way to generate much needed funds for a great cause.

“And hopefully it has raised awareness of the work Derian House Children’s Hospice does along the way.

“It was also quite challenging and there were a few achy muscles after the event, but the reward has definitely outweighed the pain."

Loraine Jones, general manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “We are extremely proud of all the team for going that extra mile for charity.”

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