Friends get to­gether to support hospice

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY -

A GROUP of friends who have been rais­ing money for char­i­ties for more than 20 years have given their lat­est do­na­tion to East Cheshire Hospice.

Den­nis and Karen Meszaros, Lor­raine and Kevin Wil­shaw, Gra­ham Burgess and Dave Oakes – known as the Friends that Do – grew up to­gether in Mac­cles­field and have been rais­ing money for good causes over more than two decades.

They es­ti­mate they have raised more than £100,000 over the years.

Last year they or­gan­ised a 10-mile char­ity walk around Mac­cles­field, vis­it­ing 10 pubs along the way, as well as a golf day at Mac­cles­field Golf club.

The friends have handed the £7,098 raised to East Cheshire Hospice staff at a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion.

Den­nis Meszaros said: “We do some­thing ev­ery year for char­ity.

“We’ve grown up to­gether and went to Ryles Park School and wanted to do some­thing to help the com­mu­nity.”

He­lena Gowler, from the hospice, thanked the group for their do­na­tion.

She said: “The Friends that Do got to­gether to make a dif­fer­ence to their com­mu­nity.

“They raised a fan­tas­tic amount for the hospice.”

●● Friends That Do group from Mac­cles­field raised £7,098 for East Cheshire Hospice

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