Coffee morning for charity that is celerbrating its 70th anniversary

Whalley Primary School pupils do their bit to help Christian Aid with their Moove Over Poverty project (s)

Whalley Primary School pupils do their bit to help Christian Aid with their Moove Over Poverty project (s)

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A charity that has been helping people since the end of World War Two is to hold a fund raising event in Clitheroe on Saturday.

A Christmas coffee morning has been organised by Christian Aid at Clitheroe United Reformed Church from 10am to noon and everyone is welcome to go along.

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the chity that was set up to help the homeless, hungry and destitute and it is still responding to that need today in its quest to strive for a world without poverty.

Christian Aid Week was launched in 1957 and began in the Ribble Valley in 1965 and is stil raising the bulk of donations which this year totalled £12,000. An extra £3,600 was raised through other fund raising activities and the Government match funds this.

Residents in the Ribble Valley of all ages help Christian Aid including youth groups, Brownies and schools and activities include open gardens, sponsored walks and car washes, coffee mornings and also the annual house to house collection.