FANS of a Horwich brewery have come together to raise money for a much-loved regular.

Wayoh Brewery, based in Lodge Bank, held its first charity night last Tuesday in aid of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust after one of their regular customers, Hannah Walker, a former Horwich and Blackrod High School pupil, suggested the idea.

Hannah is raising money by trekking across the desert in Jordan, after having a cervical cancer scare herself aged 25, and receiving support from the trust.

She said: “It was such a relief and I was so glad I had read all about Jo’s online. It gave me reassurance and I learnt vital information from them.

“It was a wonderful night, I’m so grateful and want to thank all who donated.”

Alex Handley and Steve Hyland, who run the brewery, were more than happy to help Hannah, hosting a fancy dress 70s and 80s night with a raffle, DJ, and pizza from Fratelli’s in Horwich at the brewery to donate towards her cause ­— raising £439 for the cancer trust.

Alex said: “When Hannah approached us to host a charity night, we were only to happy to help. The local community helped support our new brewery during the past year and being part of the community is extremely important to us.

“We actively encourage community groups to get in contact and use our space so helping to raise money for a charity is something we are passionate about.

“We’ve all had a difficult year and unfortunately health conditions, which the trust support, have taken a back seat for some people out of not only fear but sadly the availability of services. Holding events such as this not only help raise vital funds but also helps promotes awareness.”

Steve added: “We were delighted to help raise an impressive £439 but the target is £3,000, so we’re going to host two more events, one of which is a psychic night and summer party in the following months to hopefully raise as much as possible.”

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