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

Local charity, Foundation for Ribble Valley Families (FRVF) hope to ‘Thrive’ after opening the doors to their smart new town centre home. The organisation, which has helped countless local families since it was launched in 2015, has moved in to premises on New Market Street, Clitheroe. It is hoped the Thrive Centre will help to raise awareness of their existence and the vital work they do in the community. Ribble Valley Borough Council have kindly allowed FRVF to use the premises free of charge for an initial six months. FRFV’s co-founder Fiona Maudsley said: “We’ve been looking for something central in Clitheroe for a long time which will allow us to put down roots in the town. Having the Thrive Centre will raise awareness of FRVF and hopefully we can develop the service for local families based on their evolving needs.” The charity hopes that the new base can also be a drop-in centre for the community, providing a safe and welcoming place for people to call in to. The vital work they do is highlighted by the number of sessions they now undertake, which has increased from less than 20 a month in 2016 to more than 140 in November last year.

This spring, Entertainment One’s (eOne) preschool series Peppa Pig will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and to mark the occasion is the return of the award-winning fundraising event Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children. Last year families and nurseries took part in the event which raised an incredible £225,000 for Save the Children’s vital work. Kicking off on 13th May, children (and adults too) can pull on their wellies for a week of super fundraising. Sign up your nursery or family now at to receive your free fundraising pack.

Clitheroe Lions Club has presented six Ribble Valley junior schools with over 700 high-vis jackets as part of the organisation’s ongoing national safety campaign. It is hoped the jackets, featuring the name of the school and the Lions Club logo, will help keep pupils safe while out and about on trips. During the Lions’ visits to the schools, pupils were told of the work carried out by the organisation on a local and international level.

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