Two members of Clitheroe’s St Paul’s Vicarage Charity Committee have been recognised for their decades of charity work.
Mrs Brenda Lund and Mrs Gene Holmes, who after 20 years are the committee’s longest serving members, are now set to retire. During their time on the committee they have helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Children’s Society, a charity which is committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including safeguarding children in care and young runaways. The Children’s Society runs several programmes in Lancashire alone, including ones in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool.
The dedication of the women towards improving the lives of children has been recognised by the Rev Canon Rodney Nicholson, chairman of the St Paul’s Vicarage Charity Committee.
He said: “I am enormously appreciative of the commitment and faithfulness shown to the Children’s Society from Brenda and Gene over many years. I know they have the Children’s Society close to their hearts and will continue to give support where they can.”
The committee draws its members from local churches and raises around £2,000 every year for the Children’s Society. This is achieved by use of in-store collection boxes, lasagne supper evenings and coffee mornings, as well as encouraging donations in general.
The next charity event will be a soup and cake lunch which will take place on September 7th at St Paul’s, Low Moor, Clitheroe, from noon to 1-30 p.m.