Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support “100 Club” members held their Spring Lunch at Mitton Hall, with 105 members and guests attending.
After lunch, the guest speaker was Tony Ormiston, a retired RSM in the Coldstream Guards and former Chief Inspector of Police, who lives locally in Pendleton. His theme was “The Victoria Cross”, the Order of Chivalry initiated by Queen Victoria in 1856. Tony impressed his audience with a wealth of background and facts, including that 1,363 VCs have been awarded to date and a VC has been won in every major conflict since the Crimean War. It proved to be an awe-inspiring talk.
At the Lunch, the Committee received numerous donations totalling £4,600, with proceeds from this Lunch adding another £1,600. Among the donations received was a cheque in the region of £1,500 from Mrs Margaret Blatchford, a Committee Member, who raised it through a sponsored one-mile swim on her 75th Birthday.
In addition, a cheque from The Dog Inn, Clitheroe, was received for nearly £700 raised from various events during the past year. The Committee would like to thank all the members for their generous support and for the continued support of local businesses and Ribble Valley residents ngenerally.