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Rossendale Branch’s Strawberry Delight Day raises £1,724

SCF Rossendale Branch committee members and friends after making up over 600 portions of scones and cake, standing next to the stack of bakery delivery boxes which had contained the scones. Branch Treasurer Molly Lancaster and Strawberry Delight Day organiser Eroica Kelly are in the centre, holding the sponsor’s cheque!

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Tribute to Mrs Edna May Trickett – Save the Children Rossendale Branch.

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.

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Rossendale Branch raise over £1,000 in Save the Children Week

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.

Rossendale branch Save the Children week fundraising
Head Teacher Mr Hall and pupils at St James The Less RC Primary School giving toys to SCF Speaking Out speaker Eroica Kelly.

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Strawberry Delight Day – Rossendale Branch

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

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The Experiences & Thoughts of A Kidnapped UN Aid Worker

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)

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SIERRA LEONE: Training a central pillar in Ebola fight

Kerrytown Treatment Centre
Staff at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

It isn’t until you arrive at Save the Children’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town that you start to really appreciate the scale of the operation, and the number of people involved in making sure that it runs safely.  Continue reading SIERRA LEONE: Training a central pillar in Ebola fight

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