SABDEN: Outdoor music festival helps North West Air Ambulance

Royal WEDDING - Sabdeners celebrated the Royal wedding with a few street and garden parties and at Littlemoor sheltered housing they gathered in the communal lounge to watch the ceremony before enjoying a buffet lunch.

SABDEN LIVE - Sabden rock ‘n’ rolled in the sunshine and raised more than £2,100 for the North West Air Ambulance.

Sabden Live 2, the second outdoor music festival in the village, drew hundreds of villagers, visitors and music fans to Sabden for an afternoon and evening of live music from bands and soloists including Sabden’s own Marco Galea, Samantha Oxborough, Paul Leather as Neal E. Diamond, Zimmer and Zanthe, Shakeys Brother, The Kicks and with a finale from the Teenaged Kycks.

It was organised by Kevan and Lisa Lingard who were helped on the day by a team of volunteers manning a barbecue, selling raffle tickets and shaking collecting buckets.

A North West Air Ambulance volunteer also ran a stall selling merchandise. The festival was on the car park behind the Pendle Witch pub which did a roaring trade throughout the day.

COFFEE - There is to be a charity coffee morning in the lounge at Littlemoor sheltered housing on Saturday, June 11th, from 10-30 a.m.

CHRISTIAN AID - There will be no house-to-house collection for Christian Aid in Sabden this year. Instead people are asked to put money in the envelopes delivered with the Good News for Sabden magazine and return them to the village churches or at 31 Pendleside Close, 58 Padiham Road, or 4 St Nicholas’s Avenue.

GARDEN PARTY - This year’s rose queen weekend at St Nicholas’s Church will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th. The garden party and crowning of the new queen will be on the Saturday afternoon in the church grounds and hall, followed by walking day on the Sunday.

PLANTS - People who have ordered plants and hanging baskets from the Holme Committee should have them delivered on Saturday, May 21st. Orders will be left in the garden if people are not at home when the deliverers call.