Pro-Life Sponsored Walk

We have now a total for the Right to Life walk on 29th May. The total raised this year was £3,275.  Many thanks to all those who walked, sponsored or helped in any way to make this event a success once again.

The Big Swim

Helen Addy (nee Mercer) is going to ‘Swim the Channel’ for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in recognition of the excellent care she received during her cancer treatment.  She will swim a mile a day (64 lengths) at Stonyhurst College Pool for 21 days starting June 1st.  Her Just Giving page for sponsorship is www.justgiving.com/Helen-Addy or tele 01200 441015.

Knit’n’Knatterthon

A big thank you to the many people, young and old, from the local Christian communities, who came to the latest Knit and Knatterthon and also to all those who have contributed from home with squares, blankets and baby clothes.  Around 40kg of woollen goods will go to refugees in Turkey at the end of the month.  Square and knitted items can be left by the food bank collection point at the back of church.

KSC – Thank you

The KSC would like to thank parishioners and friends for supporting their events thereby enabling them to donate £423 to Mary’s Meals, and £500 to St Augustines to support twelve 15/16 year old pupils to travel to Lourdes with HCPT.  New members to help in our work would be made very welcome.

CAFOD – Harvest Fast Day

Please return the envelopes this weekend.  Nicanora and her community in Altiplano, Bolivia face unimaginable challenges.  This Harvest Fast Day, will you join her on a two-year journey to transform her life and help her provide for her children? Get hands on today and support a community to lift themselves out of poverty.  Please be generous.

Sponsored Walk (Photos)

The Sponsored Walk last weekend was a huge success, with lots of sunshine and smiles; as parishioners, families and friends from across the parish walked together along the beautiful River Ribble.  Thank you very much to everyone who walked, helped and sponsored the walkers.  Please get sponsorship money to Meriel (07989922666) by 23 October deadline.
Funds will be split between the Caritas Young Parents Service and Parish Hall building funds.

Refugee Response – donating

A special fundraising page has been set up to support war-torn refugees coming to the Ribble Valley for a new life.  Anyone wishing to donate can do so directly to the CAB or Salvation Army in Clitheroe by logging into

https:www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/RibbleValleyRefugeeCrisisFund

Bonus Ball – Sabden

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a Bonus Ball.  Numbers have now been allocated (still a few available—it’s not too late to join in).  New envelope boxes can be collected today in the Church Hall.  Uncollected boxes will be left at the back of church.  Please contact me on 01254 823422 if unable to collect.  The draw will run for 45 weeks.  First payment 25/09/16 is for draw on Sat 1st Oct.  Payments can be made weekly, monthly or yearly in advance, whatever is easiest for you.  Please place in box provided at back of church.  Please make cheques payable to Our Lady of the Valley.

Thank you, Donna Wharton

CAFOD – Harvest Fast Day

Be sure to get your Harvest Fast Day envelope next weekend.  If you tick the Gift Aid box on the envelope, the Government will add 25% to the value of your donation.  This year, we are supporting Altiplano in Bolivia.  Your gift will help to provide families with training and tools to grow enough food to feed their families.  Your generosity means so much to our brothers and sisters around the world.

Duck Race

On Monday (24th August) St Hubert’s parish held its annual Duck Race on the River Dunsop. The sun shone and a small number of ducks made it down the river quickly before they were joined by a field of over 1000.  Congratulations to all the winners (see poster for details) and thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets, special thanks to Arnold Marsden, who co-ordinated the sales of over 400 ducks to our parish friends in Clitheroe.  The day was a great success with a total income of £1149.  Profit after expenses £839

Thanks to everyone for your support.