Whalley prepares for Burns Night celebration

Andrea, Sophie and Millie Holgate
Andrea, Sophie and Millie Holgate
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A feast of entertainment celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, will be held in Whalley later this month.

Burns Night will be marked in style at The Dog Inn, Whalley, on Thursday, January 22nd, and local villagers will be raising money at the same time in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Eight-year-old Sophie Holgate, of Billington, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was just over eight months old and has to take 40 tablets every day as part of her daily routine.

Her mum and dad, Andrea and Chris, are always organising charity initiatives to raise money needed to fund research into the condition.

The Burns night event will begin at 7-30 pm and entertainment on the evening will consist of The Accrington Pipe Band, an Ode to the Haggis and canapes, which will include haggis sausages on sticks.

Breaking from tradition, there will be no sit down meal of Haggis, neaps and tatties, instead there will be a grand auction. Some of the prizes up for grabs are: Two tickets for a home game this season at Accrington Stanley Football Club; A bass guitar signed by Bruce Watson from Big Country and Derek Forbes from Simple Minds; Two tickets to watch one day’s cricket at a home game this season at a Lancashire County Cricket Club; One hour flightdesk experience as the pilot on a flight; a signed photograph of English Cricket Test Squad, which played against India in 2014 and many more. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make an auction bid. call Mags Twist on 07841759409 or e-mail attydoghouse@gmail.com