Coronation Street stars collect Carnforth holiday park funds

Coronation Street's Debbie Rush (left) and Jennie McAlpine (right) collected �30,000 from Pure Leisure Group's Trevor White at the weekend, after a ball to raise money for two causes close to their hearts.

Coronation Street's Debbie Rush (left) and Jennie McAlpine (right) collected �30,000 from Pure Leisure Group's Trevor White at the weekend, after a ball to raise money for two causes close to their hearts.

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The owners of an award-winning holiday park business presented the proceeds of a charity event to two Coronation Street stars at The Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester recently.

Jennie McAlpine and Debbie Rush, who play Fizz and Anna, joined the team from Pure Leisure Group at the Event City show, where they were awarded cheques totalling £30,000.

The money – raised at a glamorous ball held in the grounds of Pure Leisure Group owner John Morphet’s Cumbrian home last July – will be split between Moodswings, which was set up by Jennie’s father, Tom, and Key 103 charity Cash for Kids, which works with sick, under-privileged and disadvantaged children.

Both actresses had attended the Pure Leisure Group ball, alongside fellow Corrie star Antony Cotton, which raised money via an auction of items that included diamonds, golfing holidays and a luxury stay at Mr Morphet’s exclusive Royal Westmoreland estate in Barbados.

Pure Leisure Group, which owns and operates a portfolio of 11 caravan parks and luxury lodge developments including South Lakeland Leisure Village on the edge of the Lake District, has raised more than £1 million for charity since Mr Morphet set it up in 2004.