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.