The Sanctuary in Langho was the local charity chosen by the family of late Clitheroe man Dr Mick Barsby to donate funds made from wrist bands sold to remember him on what would’ve been his 44th birthday.
The purple wristbands bearing the words “Man Up for Mick” and “Mad Dogs”, the name of Mick and his friends football team, were sold at £2 each to the Barsby’s friends and family and through a small network of local shops and the family’s gym, Crossfit Clitheroe.
Mick’s wife Sue explained why herself and sons twins Christian and James (18) and Oliver (14) had wanted to mark Mick’s birthday: “We wanted to do something to remember Mick before cancer. ‘Man Up’ is what Mick used to say to the boys when they needed to be brave. We produced the bands for people to wear to remind themselves to think of others, whatever their struggle may be.”
£2,260 was made from the sale of the wristbands, which sold out in four weeks.
Sue continued: “We decided that we would like the proceeds from the sales of the bands to go to a local charity and have chosen The Sanctuary of Healing at Langho, as they have been a really big help to me personally over the last few months. People don’t always realise that they are a charitable trust, charging only what people can afford, and offer many diverse treatments from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and holistic therapies to the more traditional acupuncture and massage and can help treat many conditions including eating disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and ME.”