Club raises record amount of £55k

Mitton Hall where the ladies winter lunch was held.

Mitton Hall where the ladies winter lunch was held.

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A record number of guests attended Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support 100 Club's ladies winter lunch during which it was announced that the club has raised £55,000 in the last financial year.

Susan Fillary, the club's chairman, made the announcement at the club's winter lunch which was recently held at Mitton Hall and attended by 187 members as well as their guests.

After lunch, those who attended were treated to an inspirational talk from the Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen. The top class author enthralled the audience with her tales of living and working in Ravenseat, a hill farm of 2,000 acres, which she shares with 900 sheep, nine children, four dogs and one husband.

The lunch raised £2,000 of which the raffle raised £950. This amount, together with £10,250 from other fund raising activities and donations, meant that overall £12,250 has been received in the last three months.

The committee would like to thank, as always, all the members for their generous support and for the continued support of local businesses and Ribble Valley residents in general.