(From 20th Aug 2014)
It's been 2 months since PPW 2014, and before we try to list all the awesome people that made this event so great this year, we are happy to announce that walkers have raised over £50,000 for Pendleside Hospice. A record-smashing and humbling amount, during tough economic times. Thank you to all those walkers that have sent in their fund-raising efforts.
There's so many people to thank. So lets start with God. The weather was perfect - overcast but dry with many sunny intervals. Warm, but not too warm for walking - perfect.
The pubs. The pubs were all awesome, as they always are, but this year was really special. The outdoor bars kept everything running smoothly, and all the food was amazing. THANK YOU.
The Rotary Guys (and their wives) for keeping everything running smoothly too. For keeping everything together, and most importantly... for doing all those little jobs nobody wants. THANK YOU.
The Hospice, and their volunteers. The Hospice did all the admin this year, and I think we can all agree that it worked fantastically and flawlessly. And many thanks to the volunteers that helped with processing walkers on the day. THANK YOU.
The photographers. Not only did we have photographers attend - THANK YOU - but many walkers have been sharing photos with us this year. THANK YOU.
Mick, from Worsthorne Brewing Company, for providing the awesome beer. It was yum - THANK YOU.
And of course, the walkers. Our amazing Pendle Pub Walkers. THANK YOU for making this event better each year. 850 walkers attended on the day, and we think the twin routes idea worked very well. I never had to queue for a drink or to climb over a style. So there's lots of ideas being thrown around for PPW 2015 based around that.
Family and friends of Chris Crowther named themselves ‘Team Grumpy’ to take part in PPW 2014 and have raised together the amazing sum of £2,061.
Chris Crowther who has lived in Higham with his family for 43 years is receiving help and support along with his wife Carol from Pendleside Hospice and by way of a thank you to Pendleside his family and friends decided to fundraise for the local charity.
Chris’s daughter Claire who took part in the walk said “we fondly and jokingly call my dad Grandad Grumpy so when we decided to walk as a group we thought up the name ‘Team Grumpy’. We really enjoyed the 13 mile walk and visiting the many pubs on the route too!”