Avast there me hearties for the hospice’s fund

Pirate fancy dress at the Bury Leisure centre to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice,

Pirate fancy dress at the Bury Leisure centre to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice,

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PIRATES boarded Bury Leisure Centre to raise pieces of eight for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

A sponsored poolside raft building with staff dressed as pirates was a themed day in a month of fancy dress activities staff are doing to raise money as part of the hospice’s Towergate Accumulator Challenge. Children at the centre’s Holiday Camp activity days also dressed as pirates.

Leisure attendant Megan Saggers said: “Today I’m a fairy but I was a bear at the weekend. We’ve had witches, hula girls and dogs. The dress up in reception is raising about £30 a day.”

Surprisingly, for a healthy leisure centre, one of the best fund-raising activities had been a cake sale which has brought in £130 of the £500 total so far.

The challenges involves 49 businesses competing to see who can make the most out of a £50 stake.