Macmillan's Helping Hand

Radio Clatterbridge listeners have heard how a famous local restaurant is lending a hand to a major charity that works with patients from Clatterbridge.

Presenter Steve Evans attended the first birthday of Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn to hear the announcement of their work with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hotel manager Catherine Mealor, Mayor David Mitchell and Macmillan's Lisa Wild

Listeners to Steve's Coffee Club programme this morning heard interviews from Lisa Wild of Macmillan and Pesto's Emma Prescott.

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The Italian restaurant group announced Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity partner across all seven restaurants at the event.

“We’re looking forward to working together on a variety of national fundraising activities and events to help Macmillan provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support to people affected by cancer and their families.”  - Sara Edwards, Pesto Restaurants 

The company currently has seven restaurants nationwide including venues in Manchester Trafford Centre, Glasgow and Cheshire and will be opening its first West Midlands restaurant in Sutton Coldfield later this month.

Lady Mayoress Sue Mitchell, Hotel Manager Catherine Mealor, Macmillan's Lisa Wild, Mayor David Mitchell and Pesto's Sara Edwards

Guests of honour were the Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Wirral.

Councillor David Mitchell cut the specially made birthday cake during the event to mark the landmark anniversary.

Steve Evans interviews Lisa Wild from Macmillan Cancer Care on Radio Clatterbridge by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud

 

Steve Evans interviews Emma Prescott from Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn on Radio Clatterbridge by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud