Result…… and what a result! Continue reading Dinner at Gibbon Bridge – Preston 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
On 19th May a Fashion Show hosted by the Preston Branch of Save the Children was held in St Cuthberts Church Hall, Fulwood and featured goods from the Save the Children shops in Fulwood and Garstang and Izzy Pink Boutique of Garstang.
The Preston Branch is extremley grateful to the helpers, models and supporters who helped raise the fantastic sum in excess of £800 which will be donated to the Save the Children Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Below are photos taken on the night of the models Continue reading Preston Branch Fashion Show raises over £800
As part of their annual Save the Children Week fundraising last month Preston branch held a fundraising luncheon.
The event was held at the very friendly Sparling Restaurant in Barton near Preston and was an oustanding success raising £1,197. Continue reading Preston Branch Lunch at The Sparling in Barton
The Rossendale branch of Save The Children held its 52nd Annual General Meeting on May 11th and heard that another successful year of fundraising had seen almost £8,000 sent to the charity’s national headquarters to help with its work overseas and in the UK.
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.
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)
On Friday 8th November HRH visited the volunteers at Preston & Garstang Save the Children Shops in Lancashire.
HRH meeting Azddine Merraoui
HRH talking to Jen Carmont
HRH meeting Tom Hazzard
HRH talking to Claire Swift, Grace Beamer, Laura Chester and Frances Seth
Laura Chester presenting a posy of flowers to HRH
HRH with Claire Swift, Emma Lister and Laura Chester clearly enjoying the occasion