Rossendale Branch are sorry to have to announce the death, at 103 years of age, of their of our founder members, Edna May Trickett. Edna died ‘peacefully and snug’ with her family on 21st February after her health started to fail shortly after the New Year.
Rossendale branch of Save The Children (SCF) celebrated a successful Save The Children Week by raising over £1,000 from two supermarket collections and a market stall selling second-hand goods and nearly-new toys.
Two events in one week saw the Rossendale branch of Save The Children raise over £2,200 for the charity.
On a chilly June day volunteers from the branch took summer cheer to businesses and schools around the Valley by delivering over 600 scones, smothered in whipped cream and fresh strawberries, in what is now a 20-year long tradition of ‘Save The Children Strawberry Delight Day’. Continue reading Strawberry Delight Day – Rossendale Branch→
Whilst we may ponder on the physical discomfort and upsetting sights and situations aid workers are confronted with we sometimes overlook the actual physical risks they face from their fellow human beings.
These risks have been tragically brought to the forefront recently with the death of 5 Save the Children aid workers in Afghanistan.
Before viewing Vincent Cochetel’s excellent video we would like to express our commiserations to the family and friends of these 5 brave humanitarians. (article ammended for this paragraph 13/4/2015)