A health campaign launched by the Lancashire Evening Post has achieved major success. Melanie’s Magic Wand Appeal raised £463,000 in just 18 months to pay for life-saving hospital equipment for victims of brain and spine tumours.
Editor Simon Reynolds said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the whole community. We set ourselves a target of £400,000 but easily beat it. This success is a tribute to all our team and especially health reporter Aasma Day.”