LEEK Town Crier Bill Lomas has lose to shout about, so to speak.
Because the 72 year old has shed lots of pounds to raise hundreds of pounds for Stoke-on-Trent’s Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
The Blurton-based ‘Dougie Mac’ is a charity that tugs on Bill’s heart strings.
“It’s a fantastic cause that has personally touched the hearts of everyone I know in Leek. Anything I can do to support it while I’m shouting in the town, I will do it,” said Bill, who has lost two stone (28 pounds) in weight.
It was the result of accepting a challenge of a friend and businessman to lose weight that Bill has now been able to hand over £800 to the hospice
The ‘Dougie Mac’ provides palliative for care for adults across North Staffordshire with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
The hospice’s corporate fundraiser Katie Sherwin said: “We’d like to congratulate Bill on his amazing weight loss and also thank him for supporting Dougie Mac by raising those all-important finds.”
The hospice needs to raise around £12.5 million a year in order to continue providing free palliative care to thousands of people struck with life-limiting illnesses.