A classic car owners club has donated £1,024 to a hospital charity in memory of one their former members.

Mrs Lesley Mary Stewart spoke highly of the care she received at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

The funds have been generously raised by Lesley's family, friends and the Burnley and Pendle MG Owners Club for the benefit of the Primrose Unit at the hospital.

The Burnley and Pendle MG Owners Club was formed in the late 1980s for local owners of these classing English sports cars. MG enthusiasts meet regularly and attend many events throughout the year. 

They are best known for organising the annual Pendle run which attracts enthusiasts from all over the country.

Lesley's friends at the Burnley and Pendle MG Owners Club remember her fondly who, despite her battle with cancer, was 'positive and cheerful'.

Friend Neil Taylor said: "She spoke highly of the care and support she received at the Primrose Unit, expressing her gratitude for the compassionate and kind-hearted staff who looked after her. 

"We are all pleased to know that the funds raised in her name will be going to a cause so close to her and her partner Peter's heart."

Head of charity at ELHT&Me, Denise Gee, thanked the group for their support the and family for choosing to support the chemotherapy unit. 

She said: "Charitable donations play a pivotal role in enabling ELHT&Me to finance projects that go beyond the scope of NHS funding, ultimately enhancing the patient experience.

"One of the most notable projects in collaboration between ELHT&Me and the Primrose Unit is the aspiration to introduce a portable ECG device to deliver operational efficiencies."

ELHT&Me is the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust that supports the five family of hospitals and community services across the East Lancashire footprint.