The fullest of lives for Philippa

A keen sportswoman and inspirational fund-raiser has succumbed to cancer at the age of just 46.

Denise Park is pictured with Ribble Valley Macmillan chairman Susan Fillary and other members.

Macmillan ladies celebrate fundraising total of £17.5k at festive lunch

A total of £17,500 has been raised for Ribble Valley Macmillan through a variety of fundraisers including a recent Christmas lunch.

Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

A Burnley couple will be hitting the height of generosity this Christmas Day when they scale Ben Nevis for charity.

Volunteers at the Clitheroe East Lancashire Hospice shop on Moor Lane taking part in the Mannequin Challenge to celebrate East Lancashire Hospice being rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Hospice recognised for its outstanding care

East Lancashire Hospice has been rated outstanding and praised for providing excellent end-of-life care and having exceptionally kind, caring and compassionate staff.

The Marie Curie fundraising group for the Ribble Valley which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised �2,548 at their recent disco/supper held at Whalley Golf Club.

£2.5k plus raised for Marie Curie at Whalley Golf Club event

A Ribble Valley fundraising group for Marie Curie which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised £2,548 at its recent supper and disco held at Whalley Golf Club.

Queens Nurse (QN) for Ribble Valley practice nurse Stephanie Zakrzweski.

Award for practice nurse Steph

A Ribble Valley practice nurse has won a prestigious accolade.

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Calderstones is closing

Calderstones Hospital set to close

The last NHS hospital in England for people with learning disabilities, which is based in Whalley, will close, it has been announced.
Pictured from left to right are Gemma Wilkinson, of CF Northwest, Steven Johnson, mother Samantha Dickinson with cystic fibrosis sufferer Amelia and father Symon Dickinson.

A grand night out for cystic fibrosis runners

Whalley-based running club RUNNING4CF, whose members pound the highways and byways of Whalley on their Monday night runs raising money for cystic fibrosis, handed over a £1,000 cheque to CF Northwest on Monday.

David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Anna and her mum Bobbie Bliss.

Daughter raises funds for new chemotherapy unit where her mum was treated

More than £2,000 was raised at a charity night organised by the daughter of a local breast cancer sufferer.

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

Jazmin Louisa Parker

Huge support for raffle in memory of Jazmin

Support for a fundraising raffle organised in memory of a Clitheroe toddler who died of meningitis has been “amazing” according to its organiser.

Mother-of-three Angela Boreham.

Child left with cerebral palsy sparks campaign

A child left with severe cerebral palsy after complications during birth has sparked a law firm’s campaign.

Chef Lisa Goodwin Allen (front row centre) with catering staff  who are (back row,left to right) Lou Fulwell, Kim Sherlicker, Kelly Baron, toni Warburton and Joanne Jackson and (front row)
Amanda McCreadie and Sandra Garner.

Top chef educatering in school's new dining hall

How many school dining areas can boast a Michelin Star chef? Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe can.

Newborn baby Sonny Scholes with mum and dad Kris and Mel and his big brothers Reece and Riley.

Miracle baby Sonny is one in a million

A brave mum, who was told her chances of having another child were one in a milllion, has stunned the medical world by giving birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Morecambe barber Rob Hughes will hold a charity day in memory of Jazmin Parker who passed away at just two-years-old from meningitis septicemia.

Barber’s charity day in memory of best friend’s daughter

A barber is holding a charity day to help a family who lost their two-year-old daughter to meningitis.

Jane Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board and  Mick Dears and Jane Williams of Lancashire Fire & Rescue alert the public to the potential fire risk

Call to raise awareness of hidden fire dangers

Fire and safeguarding bosses are calling for better warnings on emollient skin creams after the tragic death of smoker John Fallon in a fire.

Pictured from left to right are Margaret Blatchford, Barbara Barker from Macmillan, Swan and Royal Hotel landlord Terry Joy, Kirsty Taylor and Anne Bailey, with bar staff and friends of the Swan and Royal Hotel.

Kind hearted regulars raise a grand for Macmillan

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Macmillan Cancer Support following fundraising at a Clitheroe hotel and pub.

Fundraisers Julie Burgess and her granddaughter Olive Aspinwall with some of the donated prizes.

Grandma and granddaughter make stand against Cancer

A grandma and granddaughter team from Clitheroe have raised £300 for the chemotherapy unit at Burnley General Hospital in a Stand Up To Cancer event.

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