An event organiser from Clitheroe has received an invitation from the Prime Minister to travel to Downing Street for a reception to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Harriet Roberts, who works with Wilpshire-based Child Action Northwest, has been selected as she is organising a commemorative event to mark the lives of children from Blackburn Orphanage who lost their lives in World War One.
For the past three years, Harriet has been using the history of the orphanage founder, James Dixon, and the archives to raise the profile of the 120-year-old charity.
Last year she successfully applied for Heritage Lottery funding for a research project working with Salesbury School as part of the four-year commemorations across the UK.
The Child Action Northwest project culminates on July 13th with a remembrance service at St Peter’s Church, Salesbury, and a tree planting for each of the soldiers who died.
Harriet said: “I am constantly inspired by the amazing work of James Dixon whose legacy lives on today. I feel very proud to be representing him as he was the father figure of all the old boys who fought in the Great War.”