Whalley prepares for Burns Night party

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Villagers in Whalley are getting ready to celebrate Burns Night next Thursday, January 23rd.

This year, breaking away from tradition there will be no haggis, neaps or tatties.

During the free event, which begins at 7-30 pm at The Dog Inn and celebrates the life and poetry of poet Robert Burns, there will be entertainment by the Accrington Pipe Band.

All money raised on the night will be donated towards the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in support of local girl Sophie Holgate.

The seven-year-old suffers from the condition and her family and friends are keen to help raise as much money as possible for the charity.

One of the organisers of the Whalley celebration said: “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and therefore Lara Rigby, regional manager for Cystic Fibrosis, will be present on the night.

“Breaking from tradition the night’s entertainment will consist of Accrington Pipe Band plus solo piper, the “Ode To The Haggis” read by Dugald Craig, a landlord’s quiz sheet (£1 per sheet), raffle tickets and tots of whisky courtesy of Whalley Wines. Everyone is welcome.”