Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials

Higher Trapp Hotel

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RESIDENTS in the Ribble Valley are being invited to have a ball by celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witches.

A fabulous witches and wizards ball will be held at The Higher Trapp Hotel (Lavender Hotels), Simonstone, on Saturday, September 29th, in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Pendleside Hospice.

Organised in partnership with The Oaks Hotel in Burnley, Lavender Hotel managers Maxine Walsh and Nicola Lumsden have arranged this magical evening to celebrate the historic anniversary of the Pendle Witches, all in aid of two local charities close to their hearts, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Pendleside Hospice.

Maxine’s family has recently been touched by cancer, with her uncle, Leonard Pearson having recently receiving treatment. The evening of entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with a drinks reception and then follows an evening of magical and spooky delights, accompanied by a sumptuous three-course meal and some spine-chilling surprises throughout the night. Get in to the spirit of the evening and dress to impress (fancy dress optional) with a prize for the best dressed witch or wizard. Guests can also enter in to the tarot reader’s cave, before casting some spells and dancing the night away.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, Maxine said: “I wanted to show my support to a charity that helps local cancer patients and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation do just that in this area. After hearing of the great work Rosemere do in Pendleside and the Ribble Valley, we wanted to support other patients and families going through what we have.”

Dan Hill, area fund-raising co-ordinator for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We were delighted to hear that the Higher Trapp Hotel were organizing this event and would like to thank Maxine and her team for supporting Rosemere. It will be an amazing evening and a chance to mark an incredible landmark in Lancashire history. Monies raised from this event will go towards funding cancer initiatives and projects in East Lancashire. ”

Tickets are now available for £30 per person by contacting Maxine Walsh on 01282 772781.