Christmas lunches have raised £65,000 for Stockport charity, St Ann’s Hospice, with this year’s special guest featuring Slade singer Noddy Holder.
The one-time lead singer with Slade entertained an audience of 260 at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa with tales from his music career.
Fellow guest speaker Martin Murray, from St Helens, told how he turned his back on a life of crime to become a successful boxer and family man.
The event was organised by Pat and Paula Loftus, from High Legh, who have raised around £65,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in Stockport from their Christmas lunches.
Pat, a retired vice chair of Deloitte, said:
St Ann’s Hospice is almost 50 years old and does incredible work caring for those with life-limiting illnesses. We’d like to thank everyone for their generous support, especially the north west business community.”
Other guests included footballers Paul Dickov, Dennis Tueart, Brian Horton and Kevin Moran, ex-cricketer Neil Fairbrother, Rugby League’s Paul Sculthorpe and Emmerdale actor Chris Bisson.
Pictured: L-R: Jackie Oldham, Chair of Trustees, St Ann’s Hospice; Noddy Holder and wife Suzan; Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive, St Ann’s Hospice; Martin Murray and wife Gemma; Paula Loftus and husband Pat, organisers of the Christmas lunch in aid of St Ann’s Hospice.