LETTER: Save Whalley Village group fund-rising auction

I WOULD like to thank everyone for all the donations, help and goodwill the Save Whalley Village campaign has received for the auction this Saturday, May 7th.

We now have over 300 lots ranging from bric a brac to silver jewellery and a full-size electric organ. We also have 19 sponsor lots from local businesses, in the form of vouchers for money, treats or events.

For those people who are not familiar with our campaign, we are working hard to stop the mass house building on green fields around Whalley, we are raising money to pay for professionals to help us with this and are making good headway.

You can help us by attending the auction and bidding on the items or by becoming a member, which costs nothing. The auction is at Whalley Methodist Church Hall, it starts at 1 p.m. and viewing is from 11 a.m. You can find details of our campaign and events on our website: www.savewhalleyvillage.org.uk.

If you are a local group fighting housing in your area you are welcome to e-mail us; we may be able to help with advice and contacts. Fellow protest groups have been very helpful to us and we are happy to pass this help on.

SUSAN EARNSHAW,

Treasurer,

Save Whalley Village