A butcher's shop’s donations to a hospice have topped £10,000 after another successful fundraising year.
Whittaker’s Butchers, in Oswaldtwistle, has raised £1,070 for the East Lancashire Hospice over the last year.
It means the shop has raised £10,564 for the Blackburn-based hospice during the last seven years.
Staff at the Union Road have raised funds through the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club’s charity walk, other sponsored events and donations from customers.
Shop owner John Whittaker said staff and their families, as well as customers, want to do as much as they can to support the charity.
He said: “They are an important local organisation providing a much-needed service and we do what we can to help.
“For example if someone asks for a dog bone we tell them they can have it for free but ask for a donation to the hospice. It’s little things like this that make a difference.”
Hospice fundraising manager Sharon Crymble thanked Whittaker’s for all their efforts over the years.
She added: “Our patients and their families tell us what a difference the hospice means to them at a time when they need it, and although the care we provide is free to our patients, we rely on our community to enable us to do this and make that difference at a time when it is needed.
“On behalf of our patients I would like to say a very big thank you to Whittaker’s Butchers and their customers for their continued support.”