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Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show – £1,200, another fantastic result

….. from the Gibbon Bridge Hotel and Restaurant featuring Barbara’s of Standish

On Wednesday, May 4th, Preston Save The Children Branch fundraising group held an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at Gibbon Bridge Hotel and Restaurant, Chipping with fashions courtesy of Barbara’s of Standish.

A video montage by & with thanks to Barbara’s of Standish


After a wet morning the sun came out, and after a delicious afternoon tea we were treated to an informal viewing of casual and formal fashions. The models walked round the tables and explained the clothes they were modelling. There were outfits to suit everyone, from beach wear to formal wear.

The afternoon was a delight!

The total raised for Save The Children was an amazing £1,200!
In addition a further £144 raised by the proprietor of Barbara’s of Standish from a sponsored walk undertaken during lockdown  was also presented to us swelling the total on the day to £1,344 for Save the Children

Our sincere thanks to Gibbon Bridge, Barbara’s of Standish and all the 100 ladies who bought tickets for the event making it yet another very special day for Save The Children

Below are a selection of images captured during the day

Online donations now easier

To make giving easier I have just launched our JustGiving page to enable donations to be made to Save the Children and gift aided (were applicable) easily and securely.

As I am treasurer for Preston branch of Save the Children the page can also be used to pay for tickets etc  for Preston branch fundraising events, although please do not include gift aid on items you purchase, only donations. Also please identify yourself in some way when purchasing tickets such as leaving a comment on the page.

Click here to donate or just visit

Whether you decide to use the page or not, thank you for your support



Rossendale Branch’s Strawberry Delight raises a record £1,780

A record £1,780 was raised by Rossendale branch of Save the Children in their Strawberry Delight Day. Volunteers made and delivered portions of fresh strawberry and whipped cream covered scones, as well as a slice of Victoria sponge cake, to businesses around Rawtenstall in what has become an annual tradition. Continue reading Rossendale Branch’s Strawberry Delight raises a record £1,780