Sisters raise thousands for worthy cause

Two Mirfield sisters have been getting into the fundraising spirit by helping to raise thousands for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Saturday, 13th September 2014, 7:00 am

Between them, Alex and Jessica Stratford have raised £3,800 for the charity.

Alex, who is landlady at the Travellers’ Rest in Hollin Hall Lane, held an event at the pub which included pig racing, a raffle, barbecue and a charity auction.

The fun-packed day collected £2,439 thanks to the support of generous punters.

Meanwhile, sister Jessica took part in Newcastle’s Great North Run at the weekend.

She managed to raise more than £1,000 after supporters sponsored her to take part in the world’s second biggest half marathon.

Alex said: “The reason behind us doing these events was a personal one, as both my grandmothers have suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease.”