Clitheroe Market plans Christmas treat

Father Christmas
Father Christmas

Clitheroe’s market traders are going festive for charity next Saturday with a family fun day, complete with strolling Father Christmas, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, a traditional hog roast, live music and seasonal games and competitions.

Volunteers from Rosemere Cancer Foundation will share a stall with the Market Traders’ Club to sell Christmas cards, other fund-raising merchandise and raffle tickets with the prize of a Christmas cake donated by Janet’s Cakes.

There will be a tombola and the chance to guess the weight of a giant game pie donated by Ferguson’s Deli.

In the morning, The Salvation Army Band will rouse shoppers with carols while in the afternoon, Phil Knight Senior and invited musicians will provide the music.

About 3-30 pm, Clitheroe’s town mayor, Coun. Val Cooper, and Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Michael Ranson will draw the raffle and announce the winners of the various activities.

Market Traders’ Club representative Peter Gainsley said: “Christmas is a time for giving and we wanted to give something back to the community. We chose Rosemere because it works to support people in the Ribble Valley who have cancer, a disease that touches almost all of us in one way or another.”

Rosemere helps provide services which the NHS is unable to fund. For information visit www.rosemere.org.uk