Lancashire Post, 5th June 2019
New mayor of Garstang Coun. Elizabeth Webster has announced her plans for a Christmas Fundraising event; the town’s first ever Santa Dash. “My vision (is) of a sea of families dressed as Father Christmas, having fun walking or running through the town,” she said. The event is intended to benefit the three charities the mayor has chosen to support throughout her year in office. “It is an absolute honour to be mayor of Garstang and I hope I do Garstang proud. Choosing my charities for my mayoral year has been a very difficult decision as there as so many local worthy causes out there, but I’ve managed to narrow it down,” Coun. Webster stated.
Among her list of three is Cardiac Risk in the Young. “This will come as no surprise to many as I have fund raised before for CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, The Matthew Hesmondalgh Fund. I couldn’t imagine funding raising for another year without Paula and Barry Hesmondalgh by my side,” she said. “Again this charity is close to my heart as a good friend of mine lost her brother to an undiagnosed cardiac problem in his 20s which could have possibly been avoided if he had received a life saving scan provided for by CRY.” She continued- “Money raised for CRY will directly benefit our youngsters aged 14 to 35 by paying for a screening appointments at Garstang Community Academy which will identify any potential problems.” Link no longer available