Join Ribble Valley charity and cafe for Britain’s Best Breakfast

Julie Coy and Katherine Pritchard, the co-owners of Blueberries cafe in Clitheroe, who together with Crossroads Care Ribble Valley are hosting a Big Breakfast event to raise awareness of the UK's seven million unpaid carers. (s)
Julie Coy and Katherine Pritchard, the co-owners of Blueberries cafe in Clitheroe, who together with Crossroads Care Ribble Valley are hosting a Big Breakfast event to raise awareness of the UK's seven million unpaid carers. (s)

Crossroads Care Ribble Valley and Clitheroe café, Blueberries, will be hosting their very own Britain’s Best Breakfast on Monday to raise awareness of the UK’s seven million unpaid carers.

The event will be held at Blueberries, 6 New Market Street, Clitheroe, which is next to the market, from 9 to 11 am, with everyone welcome to raise a piece of toast or two.

Sue Hind, Crossroads Care Ribble Valley trustee, said: “Join us on Monday October 10th to help us celebrate the hard work that our unpaid carers undertake every single day. By having your best breakfast at Blueberries you will be helping carers because a donation from each order on their breakfast menu will be given to the national network Carer’s Trust and the local network partner Crossroads Care Ribble Valley.”

Currently 10% of the UK adult population are unpaid carers and alarmingly, three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives.

“For many carers, the morning is the most difficult time of the day and they often have to skip breakfast because they simply don’t have time for it,” said Jane Williamson, of Crossroads Care Ribble Valley.

“That’s why we’re delighted that Blueberries are supporting carers and are hosting our breakfast. It’s a great way to raise money and also raises awareness of unpaid carers missing out on what is the most important meal of the day.”

Co-owner of Blueberries, Katherine Pritchard added: “Over the past 10 years I’ve cared for my gran – I know what pressure carers are under. My co-owner, Julie and I are passionate about helping local charities, including Derian House and always support Crossroads Care Ribble Valley. We donated cakes and tray bakes for a coffee morning the former Town Mayor Val Cooper held a couple of Saturdays ago on their behalf. It’s good to give something back to a charity that supports so many people in the Ribble Valley.

“There is one step to negotiate into the café so if you would like to bring your loved one there will be help on hand to help with a wheelchair if necessary.”