Clitheroe Rugby club’s £5,850 for diabetes research

Guests enjoyed an evening of dining and entertainment at CRUFC
Guests enjoyed an evening of dining and entertainment at CRUFC

Clitheroe Rugby Club held its second annual ball at Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which aims to find a cure for type 1 diabetes in children.

More than £4,600 was raised on the night, with a further £1,250 being donated by the Clitheroe branches of the Halifax and Barclays banks.

The evening included an insight into juvenile diabetes by the president of CRUFC, Colin Silcock.

He urged the more than 140 guests to enjoy the evening, but also to remember the reason for being there, reminding them that a number of children of club members’ were affected by the disease.

Entertainment included magic by Alan Mylecraine and music from All Track Promotions. A charity auction and raffle were held, with prizes including signed footballs from Blackburn and Burnley football clubs and jewellery plus hotel and villa breaks. A three-course dinner was enjoyed by all.

Organiser Andy Moorby said: “It was a fantastic night and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We would like to thank all who donated prizes and those who attended. We raised a fantastic amount of money for this very worthwhile cause.”

Anyone interested in supporting or playing for CRUFC, or in membership of the club, should contact Bob Wilkinson via email to:

Every Saturday in June, live action of the British Lions rugby games will be shown free of charge at the club, which is off Littlemoor Road. Everyone is welcome – visit for more details.