Peter Smashes Fundraising Target
08 June 2012
(Pictured - Peter Litherland in the lead up to the London Marathon)
Fundraising champion Peter Litherland has raised over £8,500 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
The 55 year old from Middleport, had originally set a target of £5000 to raise, but he has smashed that target with that figure raised alone after he took part in the London Marathon in April.
A walk around Westport Lake also raised £1775 in sponsorship, with Peter also arranging quiz nights and other fundraising events.
He isn't finished yet though, as he is part of two relay teams organised by his son William, who will be running the Potters 'Arf this Sunday.
A delighted Peter has thanked everyone who has supported him.
"I am absolutely delighted that I have managed to beat my original target," he said.
"I could not have done this without the tremendous support I have had from my family and friends.
Peter has also hinted that he will be undertaking more fundraising events in the future for Dougie Mac.
"I have done the easy bit really, by running the London Marathon, but the support and the way the donations have come in has been fantastic. The staff at the Traveller's Rest have been brilliant throughout, and I understand that there are other fundraising events in the pipeline to raise additional funds for the Hospice."
Peter has been raising funds for the Dougie Mac, in memory of his late wife Sandra Litherland, who passed away last Octover after care at the Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Peter visit his JustGiving page HERE