A soup lunch and carol singing event at Christmas raised not far short of £900 to support the community work of the Salvation Army in Clitheroe.
The event was organised by the activities leaders at Roefield Specialist Care Unit at Thistle Manor in Edisford Road, Clitheroe, and held at St Paul’s Church.
The money raised was trebled by Mr Samir Saab, director of the Roefield Specialist Care Unit, the final total being £861.48.
It will be used by the Salvation Army to help with the ongoing costs of the recently opened IT suite for job seekers, which provides free wi-fi access, with use of computers, printer, telephone, and support for those unfamiliar with computers.
Captain Elizabeth Smith, of Clitheroe Salvation Army, said: “This generous donation from Roefield and St Paul’s Church will help tremendously with the ongoing costs we have taken on by providing a service for jobseekers. We are very grateful to the staff and the church for thinking of us, and the money will help those who are struggling to find work and purpose in life.
“Our IT suite is open Wednesdays between 10 am and noon. Everyone is warmly welcomed, “