Rivers trust benefits from Black Friday

Fat Face Clitheroe's store stff taking part in the Black Friday event. (s)
Fat Face Clitheroe's store stff taking part in the Black Friday event. (s)

A Clitheroe clothing, lifestyle and accessories store has donated their Black Friday profits, a figure of £890, to a local charity which protects rivers for the benefit of wildlife and the wider community.

Fat Face decided to help local charity the Ribble Rivers Trust as part of the company’s Thanks for Giving initiative.

A spokesperson for The Ribble Rivers Trust said: “Rivers bring so much pleasure to so many people, whether it’s through walking, wildlife watching, fishing or picnics, and rivers trusts believe that we have a duty of care to look after them so that our future generations can enjoy them too.”

The Ribble Rivers Trust is supported by volunteers, who venture out, whatever the weather, to help them build fences, plant trees, pick litter and tackle invasive plants, all with the aim of reducing pollution, erosion, flood risk and the effects of climate change to improve the river environment for wildlife such as salmon, trout, otters and birds.

Laura Melling, manager of the Clitheroe Fat Face store, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be able to help such a deserving local charity – we also hope to get the whole team out on a volunteering event with the trust in the near future.”

Catherine Birtwistle, office manager at the trust said: “We’re blown away by the generosity of Fat Face. Contributions like these keep us in operation, as we are funded entirely by grants and donations from the public.”

For more information about donating and volunteering for the Ribble Rivers Trust, visit www.ribbletrust.org.uk.