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Happy Easter

We hope you all have a joyful and happy Easter.
Being a Nestlé free zone we would like to disuade you from buying Nestlé eggs but why not go to the next step and buy a Fairtrade Egg, there is much more choice than you think.

Please watch this excellent video by Fairtrade Schools on where  cocoa beans come from and why Fairtrade is so important then view a selection of Fairtrade eggs

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Well Done Rossendale Branch!

Rossendale branch of Save the Children (SCF) ended the year with a flurry of events which raised over £1,200 for the charity. Much of this will be doubled by the government’s ‘UK Aid’ scheme to help SCF’s work on maternal health and survival of new-born children in Kenya.

The annual Quiz Night at Rawtenstall Cricket Club raised £400 and two collections at Cowpe’s monthly Lunch Club brought in over £100. The Cowpe club heard a talk on the work of SCF and also took part in the charity’s Christmas Jumper Day. ‘Christmas Cracker’ was a joint concert organised by St Veronica’s Primary School choir and Rossendale Valley Sounds band and raised over £500.

Chairman of Rossendale branch of SCF, Christine Worrell, said: “To raise over £1,000 at the end of the year is fantastic, and the money will be doubled by the government’s UK Aid scheme, which is even better. On top of that we collected nearly £250 in a one day collection at ASDA Rawtenstall and this money will go to SCF’s projects in the UK, so our work at home and abroad will benefit from Rossendale generosity this Christmas.”

Photo of the school choir of St Veronica’s RC School, Helmshore, at the recent ‘Christmas Cracker’ concert.

Children at Walton Le Dale Primary School raising funds for Save the Children

Everyone Matters Childcare Limited after school club at Walton-le-Dale Primary School taking part in Christmas Jumper Day.

Pictured below are the children who enjoyed making the ‘jumper bunting’ There was a fabulous array of Christmas jumpers on display.

With special thanks to the children and to Everyone Matters Childcare Limited who made a donation of £60.00 to Save the Children on behalf of the children who took part.

Christmas Jumper Day Announced in Song

A Big Thank You to the pupils of Lea Endowed C of E Primary School, Preston who enchanted supermarket customers with their singing and raised £154.92 for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Click read more for pictures and details of their next performance.

Pictured below is Lea Endowed C of E Primary School, Preston, singing at Adsa, Fulwood for Christmas Jumper Day.
They helped get everyone in the Christmas spirit and raised £154.92
They will be singing again at the Save the Children Shop, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood on Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 12th December.

A 50th Celebration at Gibbon Bridge in the Ribble Valley

10th September 2014 was a special day to remember for volunteers and supporters from throughout the Northwest when they came together to celebrate the 50th Anniverary of the Save the Children Preston Branch.

H.R.H. The Princess Royal was guest of honour at the Save the Children Preston Branch 50th Anniversary celebration at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping.

The lunch was attended by 124 volunteers and supporters from the North West region.

Preston Branch Secretary Frances Seth said, “We are delighted that H.R.H., President of Save the Children since 1970, came along to thank the volunteers for their hard work and commitment, and the supporters, without whom we would not be able to make a difference to the lives of children here in the UK and in more than 120 countries worldwide. Last year Save the Children helped 15.4 million children, the most ever in its history”.

Special thanks go to Mercedes Benz of Preston for sponsoring the event and Photographer Phil Garlington of Longridge, who kindly donated his time and the photographs to Save the Children.

The Preston fundraising Branch was initially set up to help children who were suffering during the Vietnam War.
The city of Preston also has a Save the Children Charity shop which is consistently one of the top revenue earning Save the Children shops in the UK. Several of its dedicated volunteers were also in attendance

Save the Children is constantly looking to welcome new volunteers to help with fund raising events.

(Apologies we did have lots of images of the event hosted on google drive but they have unfortunately been lost)