Half Pint Marathon success

Peter and Mal Browne present a cheque for �460 raised during the St Helens Half Pint Marathon
Peter and Mal Browne present a cheque for �460 raised during the St Helens Half Pint Marathon

Generous St Helens pub-goers have put their hands in their pockets for one of Merseyside’s biggest hospitals.

A total of £460 was raised for Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at the St Helens Half Pint Marathon last month.

The annual event, which is in its third year, sees participants drink half a pint at 13 town centre establishments.

It is staged by Peter Browne in honour of his son Stuart, a former Aintree Hospital volunteer who died aged 38.

Mr Browne said: “The event was well attended and a great afternoon was had by all.

“Special thanks to all those people who turned out on the day to give their generous support.”

Mr Browne added that the money will go towards the administration of 850 volunteers at the hospital.

The pub crawl has been supported by St Helens CAMRA for the last three years, and the next event will be held in Liverpool in November.