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

Popular music event Hey Clitheroe will be back once again in March – with Jeramiah Ferrari gearing up to make it second time lucky. The Manchester-based headline act were due to appear last year but had to do a last minute U-turn when the lead singer fell ill on the eve of the show. However the reggae band wanted to make up for it by appearing at the 2018 charity fund-raiser, which will be held at The Grand, York Street, on Saturday 10th March.
For a third successive year, Hey Clitheroe will be raising cash for Alder Hey Hospital – a health facility that has brought hope and peace of mind to many Ribble Valley children and their families.
More than £12,500 has been raised over the last two years – and Jeramiah Ferrari are thrilled to finally be part of the Hey Clitheroe story.
For times and tickets contact The Grand at: or telephone 01200 421599
For further information on Hey Clitheroe visit:

What a difference a year makes or in the case of Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, just 10 months to be precise. Last March the charity launched the appeal with a £1.5 million target to fund a trio of ground-breaking projects at Rosemere Cancer Centre. The LTHTR (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) centre at the Royal Preston Hospital is Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist regional cancer treatment centre. The appeal has already topped £1 million which has provided the centre with the North of England’s first and only Da Vinci xi robotic surgeon – the world’s most advanced robotic surgical system and the number one item on the appeal’s wish list.

Raising funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of her business partner Louise, Gillian Bartlett of Copa Fizz is launching a limited edition gin at Brindle Distillery in Chorley on 10th March. The event, which is ticket only, is from 7pm to 11pm.
Tickets are available through:

Walk the Wall
Join Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Great Wall of China Walk this October. If you self-fund, the trip costs are a £299 booking fee and a balance of £1730 to be paid 10 weeks before travel. You are then asked to raise as much sponsorship as you can (no minimum requirement).
Contact Dan on 07850 770530 or

As last year came to a close, Janet Simpson, the owner of The Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping, organised a charity ball in aid of Save the Children. An evening of fine dining and dancing helped raise funds for the charity, through a raffle and an auction of stunning items. The event was generously supported by a number of local businesses and individuals, many of whom also attended the event. Encouraged by the fabulous feedback from the evening, Janet will host another ball this year on Saturday 1st December. After the ball, Janet presented a cheque for £7,000 to Frances Seth BEM a local Save the Children volunteer co-ordinator and Barbara Crellin.

Little Green Bus, a small charity that covers the Ribble Valley, is more than just a door-to-door transport service. It provides peace of mind to the elderly passengers that it serves as well as providing transport for community groups and local schools, MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training, and a volunteer car scheme that transports elderly people to hospital. Little Green Bus is looking for volunteer drivers. Full training, insurance and support is provided.
For more information please contact us on: 01200 444484

Longitude Art Gallery in Clitheroe is currently staging a stunning exhibition in support of three local art groups who collectively are raising money for the Air Ambulance charity. Chris McLoughlin who runs the New Longton Art Group has kindly donated one of his oil paintings, value £690, to be part of a raffle. Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased in the gallery. Whalley Arts Group, Whalley Life Drawing Group and Longitude Gallery are all making donations.
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