Clitheroe-based solicitors Chenery Maher has presented local older people’s charity Age UK Lancashire with a cheque for £1,000 as a contribution towards their work in the Ribble Valley.
The money was raised from sales commissions and donations taken at an art exhibition hosted by Chenery Maher last year. It marked the launch of the charity’s new identity, after a change in name from Age Concern Lancashire. The exhibition featured two prominent local artists, sculptor Clare Bigger and painter Jo Taylor, who joined Carol Maher and Irene Chenery to present the cheque to Age UK Lancashire.
Geraldine Moore, Chief Officer at Age UK Lancashire, said: “Age UK Lancashire is a local charity, working to enable older people across the county to make more of life. We were thrilled that Chenery Maher supported us in such a generous way with the Art Exhibition – it was a truly special event and we are really grateful for their ongoing support.
“This money will go towards providing services such as leisure and social activities, lunch clubs, befriending and end of life support for older people in the Ribble Valley.”
Carol Maher, of Chenery Maher, said: “Teaming up with Clare and Jo to raise funds for such a good cause provided an opportunity for us to give something back to the local community, whilst enjoying ourselves immensely!”
Age UK Lancashire provides many services across the Ribble Valley, including lunch clubs, activity sessions, befriending for isolated older people, day care and information and advice. The charity has an information office on Castlegate in Clitheroe, as well as a charity shop on Moor Lane.