‘Horse whisperer’ is coming to Whalley

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WHALLEY Corn Mills will play host to world famous horse whisperer David Stuart at its annual open day in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The open day on September 30th, which has taken place for eight consecutive years, is dedicated to raising funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, a local charity that provides care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The family–run business, based in Whalley, has raised more than £4,500 for the charity to date.

This year organisers have pulled out all the stops with a demonstration from Australian David Stuart, who is famous across the globe for his horsemanship skills. Other attractions include a dog show, dog agility demonstrations, food stalls selling local produce and a hog roast. Special guest, Jean Hayes, the Mayoress of Ribble Valley, will also be in attendance.

Jonathan Townson, director at Whalley Corn Mills, said: “There are very few families that have not been touched by cancer in one form or another, as has our family. We wanted to raise money for a local charity which makes a real difference to people in the Ribble Valley and that’s why we are proud to raise money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

“There have been a number of our customers who have been treated at the centre, and have good things to say about the help they were given – please come along and help us raise money for this local and deserving cause.”

Dan Hill, area fund-raising coordinator for East Lancashire at the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Whalley Corn Mills and the Townson family have been unfaltering in their support for Rosemere over the last eight years. This year they’ve put together an exceptional line-up of activities and I hope that as many people as possible in the local area will be able to attend. The money raised helps us to continue our work with cancer patients and their families in the region.”

The family-friendly event will take place between 11 a.m. – 4-30 p.m. and is free for visitors.