Ex-Mayor Val repays help from Red Cross

Former Mayor of Clitheroe, Coun. Val Cooper and her husband Gary.
Former Mayor of Clitheroe, Coun. Val Cooper and her husband Gary.

Last year’s Mayor of Clitheroe has publicly thanked the British Red Cross for helping her and husband to stay in their own home.

Val Cooper says that without the charity’s support, she and her husband Gary, who has mobility problems, would face an uncertain future and the prospect of having to move from their home of more than 10 years.

The Red Cross helped them to approach a housing association to request an accessible shower, which was installed just two weeks later.

Val said: “We cannot thank the Red Cross enough for its help with this and for the information about the support that is available.”

The Coopers were so impressed that Val, as former president and current secretary at the Pendle Club in Lowergate, has arranged for the Red Cross to hold regular drop-in sessions for carers there to provide information on respite care choices, support to get people out and about to meet new people, take exercise classes and enjoy days out.

The sessions will be held fortnightly on Mondays from 10 am – 12 noon beginning next Monday, July 13th.

For information about using the service or volunteering, contact Lynn Harrison on 01282 694557 / 07894 802808 or RibbleValleyLandRover@redcross.org.uk