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Cash raised at Leek's Conservative Club - aka The Dog & Rot

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

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A working men's club has now raised almost £87,000 for a local hospice.

The Conservative Club in Mil Street, Leek, has been raising money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice for 13 years.

Members have just handed over yet another cheque for £8,069 to the charity.

It will go towards offering comprehensive care for those in North Staffordshire with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy.

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Club stewardesses Tanis Pickford and Gwen Alcock started raising the money after Tanis lost her husband Douglas in 1999.

Tanis and Gwen have run the club since 1998.

They used to work together in mills previously.

The duo handed over the latest cheque to Dennis Vickers of the hospice at a special evening at the club, which is locally known as The Dog and Rot.

Tanis said: "We are very pleased with how much we have raised in the past year for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and also over the past 13 years.

"We would like to thank everyone who has helped us reach the fantastic amount of almost £87,000."

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