Clitheroe Bonfire £10,000 charity handout

Funds raised by the Clitheroe's Community Bonfire and Fireworks display last month, a total of �10,000, are donated to two charities - Life Education and North West Air Ambulance. (s)
Funds raised by the Clitheroe's Community Bonfire and Fireworks display last month, a total of �10,000, are donated to two charities - Life Education and North West Air Ambulance. (s)

Harold – the giraffe puppet who normally lives in the Life Education caravan – made a surprise appearance at the Calf’s Head at Worston recently.

He wanted to say thank you in person to all the local service organisations who had organised Clitheroe’s Community Bonfire and Fireworks display last month and had raised £10,000 which Life Education and North West Air Ambulance will share between them.

Susan Mckillop, who visits local schools in the caravan with Harold, explained that Clitheroe children, as well as some others in the Ribble Valley, get a subsidy from the donation so it will help make life choices more accessible to approximately 2,000 children.

Pictured in his Clitheroe Community Bonfire orange fleece the chairman of the Bonfire Committee Andy Belcham explained that these two charities were chosen as they serve many across the Ribble Valley, multiplying the reach of the £10,000 raised.