Puddings to help church appeal

Helen Colley and Rev. Andy Froud at the launch of the Clitheroe Pudding Fest A210711/3b
Helen Colley and Rev. Andy Froud at the launch of the Clitheroe Pudding Fest A210711/3b

BUDDING pudding-makers from the Ribble Valley are being invited to get their spoons and bowls at the ready to help raise funds for charity.

The Clitheroe Pudding Fest will take place at the Clitheroe Parish Church Lower Hall on Saturday, August 13th, as part of the Clitheroe Food Festival to raise funds for the Friends of Chernobyl Children.

The fest is the brainchild of the Rev. Andy Froud, of St Mary’s Parish Church and Clitheroe pudding queen Helen Colley, of Farmhouse Fare-fame, who are inviting Ribble Valley residents to help them turn the parish hall into a pudding heaven, with puddings available for sale or to taste.

The Clitheroe Food Festival will take place at venues throughout the town featuring celebrity chef demonstrations , fine food stalls and an array of entertainment, including falconry displays, historical tours and poetry readings, as well as music into the night at the Clitheroe Castle Bandstand.

Last year’s food festival, Clitheroe’s first, was a huge success, attracting 5,000 people into the town centre. The Friends of Chernobyl’s Children brings disadvantaged children aged six to 13 from Belarussia to the UK for a month every year.