Musical evening at Clitheroe Parish Church raises £1.8k

Clitheroe Pop Choir performed at the fundraiser.
Clitheroe Pop Choir performed at the fundraiser.
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A packed Clitheroe Parish Church rocked to the sound of the Clitheroe Pop Choir, the Ukulele Orchestra and some surprise guest stars on Friday evening.

Talented local youngsters Scarlett Thomlinson and Joel Taylor sang and local poet Mike Neary recited some of his own poetry.

The evening raised more than £1,800 for church funds as the church begins repair work to recent storm damage.

High winds caused some of the masonry to fall off the church leading to the west door being left unsafe and unusable.

The damage comes the same year that the church completed a £250,000 refit with new heating and lighting installed.

“It’s a fantastic financial result for the church but most of all it was a great evening for everyone with a chance to showcase local talent, including two very gifted young musicians” said Rev. Andy Froud, vicar of Clitheroe Parish Church.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to offer an apology for my jokes.”