Hats off to the 100 Club

Ribble Valley Macmillan group holds its Diamond Jubilee lunch at the Mitton Hall Hotel.'Photo Ben Parsons
Ribble Valley Macmillan group holds its Diamond Jubilee lunch at the Mitton Hall Hotel.'Photo Ben Parsons
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MORE than 90 members and guests dressed the part when the Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support 100 Club held its Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Lunch at Mitton Hall.

Attendees were invited to dress fittingly, complete with hats, for a right royal celebration and they soon got into the spirit of the occasion by singing lots of patriotic songs and waving their Union Jacks.

To complement the occasion, Sarah Rhodes, of Get Ahead Hats, provided a stunning millinery display with her hats being modelled by members of the committee.

After lunch Wendy Walker, the former Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire, gave an enlightening talk on her investiture at Buckingham Palace when she was presented with the Queen’s Police Medal for gallantry and service.

Committee chairman Susan Fillary, on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, received a cheque for £4,000 from the immediate past Mayor and Mayoress of Clitheroe, Coun. Simon Hore and his wife Grace, and another for £3,500 from Adele Loi and Lisa Taylor as a result of completing the Three Peaks walk.

Several individual donations were also received, totalling nearly £1,200, the lunch itself raised £1,200 and there was another £1,500 from a collection at Booths in Clitheroe.

Altogether these activities raised some £11,400 for Macmillan Camncer Support, making it a day to be proud of! The 100 Club committee has expressed its thanks to all the members for their generous support and for the continued support of local businesses and Ribble Valley residents generally.