Live Ribble Valley takes a look at the many and varied charity projects that are taking place in towns and villages across the region
Adventurers are needed to join Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s epic 10-day October expedition to Peru’s Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. To reach the spectacular Incan citadel, the team will follow ancient forest and mountain paths.
Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “In 2018, we undertook our first ever supporter expedition to the Great Wall of China. We were a group of 16, who all funded ourselves but asked family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor us on our adventure and we raised more than £30,000.”
The Peru expedition starts with a flight to Cusco from Heathrow. All transport, hotel accommodation, trek meals, water, local guides, tour leader, UK doctor and camping equipment, except sleeping bags and mats, are included in the expedition’s cost, which is dependent on numbers but anticipated to be £2,395 to £2,595.
To sign up, call Dan on 01772 528346
East Lancashire Hospice’s Annual Ball, sponsored by The Cardboard Box Company Ltd, saw guests celebrating in style to mark the 35-year milestone of providing care in Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, and raising an incredible £33,216.
More than 250 guests were greeted at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, with a glass of fizz on arrival. Those that attended the event all had the opportunity to place their bids in a silent auction throughout the evening as well as a live auction and a special raffle.
Sharon Crymble, Income Generation and Marketing Lead at the Hospice, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s ball by either sponsoring the event, buying a ticket to attend or providing a prize to help us achieve this record breaking amount.”
CANCER RESEARCH EVENTS
At the end of 2019 Cosgroves at Rimington staged a Twelve Days of Christmas Charity Fashion Show to launch a four-month fundraising campaign for cancer charities.
The show supported two charities, Petal Childhood Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK. Cosgroves Menswear Director Martyn and his nephew Mark will also be running in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in March this year for these great causes.
The fashion event started with an opportunity to browse the collections before a packed show followed by a light lunch and fizz. Cosgroves would like to thank everyone who attended the event and supported their endeavours.
To celebrate 30 years of its founding, the trustees of the Peel Bank Woodland and Conservation Trust are launching an exciting project to donate one of the most important illustrated books and Sunday Times Best Seller, The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, to all primary schools in the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn.
The Peel Bank Woodland and Conservation Trust is a local independent charity, which manages over 24 acres of newly planted woodland, ancient woodland and a small amount of grazing land over two sites in the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn. The sites are kept as havens for wildlife, woodland creation and areas of wild grassland, with the aim of enhancing the local environment and enriching the biodiversity of the local area.
The charity also has a strong commitment to education, either as a resource for university research or, as in the case of this project, to engage children in the natural world.
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