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Bills Barmy Army to walk for charity in memory of Bill Pomfret

Earlier this year Thornton Sports Director, Bill Pomfret, sadly passed away following a prolonged period of illness. In his memory colleagues at Thornton Sports will be taking part in the Ribble Valley Pub Walk on Saturday 6th June. The event aims to raise funds for East Lancashire Hospice and will involve a 10 mile walk, visiting 10 pubs along the way.

East Lancashire Hospice provide care to people suffering from life limiting illnesses throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe. They provide specialist care, supportive care and end of life care for people and their families both at the hospice and at home. We at Thornton Sports, calling ourselves ‘Bill’s Barmy Army’, aim to raise £500 for this worthy cause. We invite any friends, customers or former colleagues of Bill to support us by making a sponsorship donation via the below link:

http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/ThorntonSports

Those who knew Bill will be familiar with his fantastically dry sense of humour and his appreciation of good food and fine wine. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and ‘tinkering’ with his vintage motorbikes.  We’re sure he would approve of us walking 10 miles via 10 pubs and would no doubt tell us to have ‘a drink or two for him’.

Bill was a wonderful man who will be sorely missed. We aim to have a fun time and raise an impressive amount for East Lancashire Hospice in his name. Please show your support by sponsoring us today.

Thank you.

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