The annual Ribble Valley Truck Run raised more than £8,000 for Pendleside Hospice.

Organisers think this could go up to £9,000 with more collection buckets still to be counted.

The annual run saw 178 trucks take part on Easter Sunday, leaving from Gisburn Auction Market and heading through Billington, Whalley, and Barrow before heading into Clitheroe.

The trucks then drove through the centre of Clitheroe past a large crowd on Moor Lane and up onto Castle Gate.

They then continued down the A59 towards the finish at Chatburn.

Chris Dixon, one of the organisers, said: “The turnout was fantastic. This year we did a slight change of route. When we went into Clitheroe last year we came past Sainsbury’s and did a loop around the town which made it really hard work with the traffic.

“This year we went with a more direct route which worked out well.

“We were really happy with the turnout around the town.”

Chris said the current estimate for money raised was £8,200, though this will go up when further collection buckets are added to the pot and could increase further with donations on the JustGiving page.

Lancashire Telegraph: The event raised more than £8,000 for Pendleside HospiceThe event raised more than £8,000 for Pendleside Hospice (Image: Ribble Valley Truck Run/Facebook)

This year the run was raising money for Pendleside Hospice in Brierfield having previously fundraised for the likes of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the MS Society.

A spokesperson for Pendleside Hospice said: “Thank you so much to everyone who took part and supported the event. We are so grateful to all of you.”

The annual run was originally set up during the pandemic when a truck run was organised through Clitheroe to say thank you to the NHS.

Chris and his friend Matt Hargreaves then took over the running of it and grew the event which has now raised more than £20,000 for charity across its four full runs.