Traders save the day for Rosemere

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Kind-hearted stall holders from Clitheroe Market have saved the day for Rosemere Cancer Foundation after the festive fundraising fair they had planned for the charity on Saturday had to be cancelled because of the bad weather.

With rain and gale force winds lashing the market and keeping shoppers at home, most traders kept the shutters on their cabins down, while others with traditional stalls decided not to set up their pitches. However, with traders having donated a pitch to Rosemere volunteers along with a plethora of tombola prizes and other gifts for the event, it has been decided to try again this coming Saturday (December 12th).

Pete Gainsley, who runs Sampan travel goods and accessories from cabins 14 and 20, is to stand a Rosemere stall from 10 am that will have a tombola, a raffle to win a Christmas cake and a guess the weight of the game pie competition, with the winner taking home a festive game pie donated by Ferguson’s Deli. There will also be a strolling Santa.

Pete said: “It was a real shame about last Saturday. I sent the volunteers home at 8-15 am as there was no point in them getting drenched. As we have the tombola, raffle and competition prizes, the feeling was that we should try again this coming Saturday and keep our fingers crossed for better weather!”