Pud fest was a trifle successful

Visitors enjoy the array of delicious sweet treats at the pudding festival at St Mary's Centre, Clitheroe. (s)
Visitors enjoy the array of delicious sweet treats at the pudding festival at St Mary's Centre, Clitheroe. (s)
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A pudding festival which took place as part of the Clitheroe Food Festival raised more than £1,000 for The Children’s Society.

St Mary’s Centre on Church Brow played host to the event, which was attended by many of the thousands who gathered for the popular festival.

Puddings and cakes were produced by both local businesses and members of the public, the premise being that £5 bought three delicious home-made desserts.

Vicar of Clitheroe Parish Church Rev. Andy Froud paid tribute to the many volunteers and local businesses who had provided such a wide-range of delicious cold sweets, desserts, puddings and cakes: “It was an extraordinary effort by everyone and a first for our local Children’s Society fundraising committee. We are especially grateful for the help and expertise of Clitheroe Friends of Chernobyl’s Children who have run this event for the past five years and have built up a loyal clientele who continue to support this great and fun event.”

Mascot for the day was Puddington Bear, whose adventures were followed in the run up to the event on St Mary Magdalene’s Facebook page.

The Children’s Society works to support disadvantaged children to have better lives and to build a country where children are free from disadvantage. To find out more, visit: www.childrenssociety.org.uk or to join the local fundraising team contact Tom Mclean at tommm@onetel.com.