Business donates new sound system for town’s crib

Bill Alker, Clitheroe Town Clerk (left) thanking Mark Tate, of Harry Garlick's King Street (right).

Bill Alker, Clitheroe Town Clerk (left) thanking Mark Tate, of Harry Garlick's King Street (right).

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Carols will be echoing from Clitheroe Castle Crib this year courtesy of Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce member Harry Garlick’s Electrical.

Bill Alker, Clitheroe Town Council clerk, approached the Chamber to see if members could help out with the sound system after Clitheroe Round Table erected the crib at the Castle gates.

Malcolm Lee, the manager at Harry Garlick’s on King Street, said: “Garlick’s was founded in the 1950s and has a long history of involvement in local communities. When we were asked by Clitheroe Chamber of Trade to provide a sound system free of charge for the crib we were delighted to help out as we have a diverse range of products covering everything electrical from kettles, white goods, to TVs and hi-fi with free delivery. Garlick’s support for the community doesn’t end at Christmas as we are also partners of the charity Family Fund which for 40 years has been giving grants to families on a low income raising a disabled or seriously ill child.”

Town Clerk Bill, who started his new role in August, said: “It makes a huge difference to the effect the crib has when carols are being played, especially when parents bring their children to view it on a dark evening. It is quite magical and brings home the real meaning of Christmas.”