Generous Val's milestone donation

Birthday girl Val Pennington decided her 60th celebrations would be about giving and not receiving, collecting more than £1000 for a worthy cause.

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 11:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:27 am
Lenny Thompson (back left) Barry Skelhorn (back right) Val Pennington (seated black top) with staff and children from Legacy Rainbow House

The Tesco worker from Lostock Hall celebrated her landmark birthday by holding a homemade cake sale at her store and asking family and friends to make a donation to Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley rather then buying her presents.

She was introduced to the children’s charity’s work by her brother Barry Skelhorn, a member of the RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) and long term supporter of Rainbow House.

The pair have held many fund raising events on behalf of the charity and together with friend Lenny Thompson visited Rainbow House to present the cheque and see some of the children taking part in the conductive education programme.

Val said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated money to this wonderful charity and making my 60th birthday one to remember.”

Carole Cochrane, CEO at Rainbow House added:“I would like to thank Val for her generosity and the RAOB who are great supporters of Rainbow House for all of their fund raising efforts which are very much appreciated.

As we have no statutory funding, every penny donated helps us to maintain and develop our services.”