A GROUP of regulars from The Grace Arms weathered a storm to help their local hospice, which is struggling during difficult financial times.
On a rainy August Bank Holiday, 23 cyclists, including the landlord of the Stanney Lane pub, Dave Robinson, and his son Lewis, took to the roads on a 36-mile journey to and from Connah’s Quay.
Event organisers Bill Smith and Pete Lacey said: “A few of us decided to take part in the bike ride as a bit of fun in 2000 and since then the event has grown and become an annual fundraiser. This year our group has raised a fantastic £2,730 for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
“I don’t think people realise that the hospice actually cares for patients with any condition where there is no cure, such as MS, cardiac failures, motor neurone disease, cancer, respiratory problems including emphysema.
“We would like to thank everyone who provided sponsorship or gave a donation, the Dee Miller in Kingsway, Chester for the great buffet, to Dave and family at our local for their kind support, not forgetting the Woodies.”
If you would like to help the hospice, which cares for people from Ellesmere Port, call into the Grace and have a chat with Dave, call Amanda on 01244 851811 or join Facebook Hogs Chester.