Live Ribble Valley takes a look at the many and varied charity projects that are taking place in towns and villages across the region

Men’s health charity Mancheck has formed a unique collaboration with the Inn at Whitewell with around 40 professional artists creating works ‘en plein air’, in the spirit of JMW Turner, inspired by Whitewell. The Art at the Inn event will take place on 12th June when the participating artists, either by invitation or prior application, will work in the grounds and vicinity of the iconic inn to raise money for prostate cancer charity Mancheck. It is hoped that the event will become an annual feature on the calendar, gathering together professional artists in a spectacular location in aid of a worthy cause.
Organiser Stephen Buckle, explains: “We are extremely grateful for the support already pledged by many professional artists and five premier sponsors who have guaranteed to make purchases. There are no entrance charges for the invited artists nor for members of the public coming along to watch the day unfold – and perhaps buy a painting before it’s finished!”
Artwork from the day will then form an exhibition and sale at the Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe on Friday 21st July with public previews at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe from Tuesday 4th July to Sunday 16th July, moving to Longitude Gallery on Wednesday 19th July ahead of the exhibition and fundraiser on 21st July.

Ribble Valley based Child Action North West (CANW) is looking to engage with businesses in the region who are keen to support a charity that provides regional services for children. Founded as Blackburn Orphanage in 1891, the charity now provides foster care and also has a diverse range of community based projects which deal with the issues affecting some of the most deprived communities in the region. This month Maureen Cookson of Whalley supported CANW with a summer fashion event at the Three Fishes. With Prosecco on arrival, a two course lunch, catwalk show and raffle, it is hoped the event will raise much needed funds for the charity.
Other events include:
• The Manchester 10K on 28th May
• A Gin Experience at the Whitaker Museum Rawtestall on 16th June
• Wimbledon Whites Ladies Lunch at Hotel Football Manchester on 7th July
For more information about any of the events to raise funds for CANW email:

Duchenne charity, Harrison’s Fund, is asking everyone across the UK to show off their skills this June and take part in the charity’s Harrison’s Brunch to raise vital money for research into the life-limiting disease.
This year’s campaign is being supported by celebrity chef, author and father of three, Theo Michaels and Good Morning Britain TV presenter, Charlotte Hawkins. Charlotte says: “Whether you’re the next Master Chef champion, or are just beginning your cooking adventures, this is the perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family for a wonderful cause.” The aim of the charity is to raise as much money as possible for the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne. The charity is currently funding 12 research projects in the US and the UK.

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