Regional daily staff donned sporting shirts for a World Cup-themed fundraiser in aid of a charity founded by a journalist at a sister newspaper.
Joseph’s Goal funds research into non-ketotic hyperglycinemia, a very rare life-limiting genetic disorder.
The charity was set up in 2012 by Paul Kendrick, sports reporter at fellow Johnston Press daily the Wigan Post, after his son Joseph was born with the condition three years previously.
Peter Storey, Johnston Press North West sports editor, told HTFP: “The idea originally came from our Burnley reporter Chris Boden so all it took was a bit of rallying round the Lancashire Post office.
“Members of the editorial and newspaper sales staff have managed to raise £160 so far for a charity which is close to our hearts.
“The Wigan Post are holding a similar event next week and hopefully we can raise even more funds for Joseph’s Goal.”