Clive drifts home to victory at Whalley

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It was the penultimate winter professional’s competition at Whalley on Saturday, and it was Clive Rees who drifted home and anchored a winning 42 points.

Second place went to Paul Chalker with 38 points, and Trevor Thornber came third, beaten on a card play-off.

With one game to go the order of merit stands at: First place with 30 points - Clive Rees; Second - John Hamilton (24 points); Third - Paul Wray (23 points).

There were seven twos on the day, with two of them going to Chris Summers.

• Active Kids is back at Sainsbury’s Clitheroe.

Customers can collect vouchers in store until May 5th to help registered schools, groups and clubs across Clitheroe who can exchange the active kids vouchers for cooking equipment and experiences.

Since 2005, the scheme has donated £1,655,723 to organisations in Lancashire alone.

The scheme, which is celebrating its 10th birthday, is supported by double Paralympic gold medal-winner Ellie Simmonds, world record breaking sprinter Jonnie Peacock and Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge.

The three ambassadors are committed to encouraging children to eat well, move well and live well.

New cooking equipment has been added to the collection of items available to collect in 2015, and the popular Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits, endorsed by the British Nutrition Foundation, and recipe cards will keep children excited about cooking.

Active Kids Ambassador Simmonds, said: “I’ve been a Sainsbury’s Active Kids ambassador for five years now and seen the amazing things the scheme has achieved.

“I’m looking forward to inspiring even more children this year to live their lives to the full.

“It’s important that sport and activity is part of a wider healthy lifestyle, and the new emphasis on cooking and nutrition will help bring this to life in the classroom.”

Howard Morton Store Manager, said: “The Active Kids scheme is a brilliant way for our colleagues to get involved with schools, groups and clubs in our local area.

“We love visiting local organisations and seeing the benefits the equipment and experiences have brought to the children.”

Since 2005 the scheme has provided over £150million worth of equipment and experiences across the UK.

This has given children the opportunity to have a go at activities like cooking, martial arts and dance.