East Lancashire Hospice



On Saturday 25th June, The Ribble Valley Pub Walk took place, and what a fantastic success this year was, with more than 400 people taking part to enjoy the beautiful countryside whilst supporting East Lancashire Hospice. The added bonus of fourteen pubs along the way would have certainly helped to make it even more enjoyable.

With glorious weather, a wonderful crowd, and excellent pubs, the walk was a real pleasure from start to finish.

This was the 6th pub walk organised by the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale, in support of the hospice and each year sees hundreds of participants all walking to raise money for patient care.  

Barry Wood, organiser of the Pub Walk and a member of the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale, said, “This is an event we all really enjoy planning and for such an amazing cause close to many of our hearts here at the Rotary Club.

“It’s always great to see more and more people signing up each year, which makes such a fantastic atmosphere on the day. We’ve always supported East Lancashire Hospice as the chosen charity to benefit from the Pub Walk and seeing how the money raised from this event can make a difference to our community makes it even more special. You never know when or if you will need the hospice, and some people are unaware that the hospice covers the Ribble Valley area.”

Participants wearing the blue Ribble Valley Pub Walk event t-shirt, sponsored by Blackburn based business, Intack Self-Drive, were treated with a warm welcome in each of the fourteen pubs they visited.

“The weather really tempted people out, and around a hundred signed up on the day. We even had one visitors from Sheffield and Leeds, and plenty came up from Manchester when they saw the sunshine.” Ann Mason, Individual Giving Fundraiser from East Lancashire Hospice commented. “So many people approached us whilst we were walking and wanted to know more about the event, and how to sign up next year.”

Leanne Green, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at the hospice said, “We are extremely grateful to The Rotary Club of Ribblesdale for their support and dedication to the hospice. The work they put in to organising this event is amazing and very rewarding to see all participants enjoying themselves whilst raising money for patient care. 

“Special thanks also goes to all the pubs along the route for supporting and to Intack Self Drive and Oswaldtwistle Mills Home and Lifestyle for sponsoring.”

“And of course we cannot forget to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.”

To see some of the photos taken on the day, visit our gallery on Ribble Valley Pub Walk 2022 (eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk)

Our thanks go Mytton Fold, who were incredible at hosting the morning in support of the hospice and to the pubs which supported along the route: Artisan at Foxfields; The Avenue; The Black Bull; the Shireburn Arms; St Peter’s Club; Bayley Arms; The Three Fishes; Aspinall Arms; The De Lacey Arms; The Swan Hotel; the Forum Bar; Jack’s of Whalley; and The Dog Inn.

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