Chatburn young residents plan Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

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YOUNG people in Chatburn are putting together a number of events as part of this year’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Members of the village’s Youth Forum will be involved in organising and acting as stewards during the sports day on June 3rd on Chatburn playing fields, overseeing such activities as sack races, an egg and spoon race and a tug o’ war.

Some are also rehearsing a song and dance routine as part of the showcase of talent to be held on June 4th in the large marquee in Chatburn.

The Youth Forum has taken the initiative to organise a time capsule to be buried to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. It will contain items depicting life now for the benefit of future generations. One important item will be photos of current day Chatburn that are entered in a photography competition organised by Chatburn library. Details can be obtained from Gary at the library.

Before all that, the Youth Forum has organised a family event as part of the series of community fund-raising activities leading up to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. An Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 7th, the day before Easter Sunday.

Starting from The Brown Cow, Chatburn, at 11 a.m., teams and families will be given clues to locations throughout the village where a series of questions will be located. The challenge will be to find all the locations, collect the clues and return to The Brown Cow where results will be assessed during a family party in the afternoon, and entrants rewarded.

Clive Greenwood, chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration organising committee, said: “We hear so many bad reports about the youth of today, that it is so refreshing to witness the constructive goodwill and positive responsibility this group of young people are demonstrating.

“Plans for the Jubilee celebrations are going really well, and it is so encouraging to have this sort of input from Chatburn Youth Forum. The community are proud of them, and they deserve the support from everyone by getting involved with the activities they are organising.”

Entry for the Easter Egg Hunt on April 7th is a nominal £1 per head. Voluntary donations above this will be welcome. Donations will go towards the Chatburn Jubilee Celebrations, and all proceeds after expenses will go to North West Air Ambulance.