A COUPLE from Altrincham have raised thousands of pounds for Sale-based disability charity Stockdales.

The charity is close to the hearts of Kathy Smith and her partner Martin Butterworth. Kathy’s daughter, Martina, regularly attends the Stockdales lifeskills sessions, taking part in activities like swimming, dance.

Kathy organised a fundraising event at St. Ann’s Parish Centre in Streford featuring Irish singer TR Dallas. The event raised £1,064. Partner Martin compiled a special CD of songs which he sold at the event and afterwards, raising more than £1,500.

Kathy said, “I wanted to fundraise for Stockdales because Martina goes there and loves it. The staff are wonderful and help the service users so much. I organised the event because I wanted to give something back.”

Natalie James, fundraising manager at Stockdales said: “We are so grateful to have the support of Kathy and Martin. The amount they have raised is absolutely fantastic.”