Chatburn soldier’s charity benefits from fun day

Low Moor Club's charity fun day organisers presenting the cheque for �1000 to Rick Clement (right) founder of 'A Soldiers Journey'
Low Moor Club's charity fun day organisers presenting the cheque for �1000 to Rick Clement (right) founder of 'A Soldiers Journey'

A very successful and enjoyable Family Charity Fun Day was held at the Low Moor Club in Clitheroe on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Money raised at the event was originally to be split between the forces charity “A Soldier’s Journey” and to buy a defibrillator for Low Moor Club.

However, with just a few days to go before the event, Taylor Wimpey Homes, who are currently building in the area, generously donated £800 to pay for the defibrillator. This meant that all the money raised on the day could go to “A Soldier’s Journey”, the charity founded by soldier Rick Clement, from Chatburn.

As regular readers will know, Rick suffered horrific injuries when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device while serving in Afghanistan and has since campaigned for measures to bgenefit other service personnel serving in hostile areas.

The weather was kind for the fun day, which attracted more than 200 people, taking part in all kinds of competitions and games including skittles, guess the weight of the cake, a tombola, horse racing, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more.

A local DJ gave his services free of charge all day and the event’s organisers all worked hard to make sure that all went smoothly. Lots of prizes were donated by local businesses and the fantastic sum of £1,000 was raised for “A Soldier’s Journey”, with Rick on hand to personally accept the cheque and pass on his heartelt thanks.

During the event the defibrillator was also presented to George Waddington of Low Moor Club by Simon Doyle of North West Ambulance Service’s First Responders.

For more about Rick Clement’s campaign visit www.a-soldiers-journey.co.uk