25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th September 2017

Dear Parishioners,

One item on the agenda of the Parish Forum which met last Wednesday discussed the Clitheroe Christmas Fayre which has reached the point of crisis.  This only concerns Clitheroe for both Dunsop Bridge and Sabden run their own successful Christmas events.

For many years now Janet Clegg and Carol Riley have organised our Christmas Fayres.  We have had themed Fayres, Autumn Fayres, a variety of stalls, games, raffles, tombolas, delicious refreshments and of course Father Christmas.

Planning and coordinating this event has taken a lot of hard work and effort and, as well as being a social occasion, has raised significant funds for our Parish.  We thank Janet and Carol for all they have done.  Sadly, the money raised from the event has decreased over the last few years and we have agreed not to have one this year as planned.  What can replace it in Clitheroe?  We do need some new ideas for raising much needed funds.  Two suggestions are a Grand Raffle with real determination to sell all the tickets, (in the past tickets have been unsold) and a Spring Fayre.  Please give it some thought and let us have your ideas.

We also need a small group of enthusiastic volunteers to organise whatever is decided and make it happen.  Can you give some time? Often money raised is for a specific project and, surprisingly, fund raising events contribute to building our Parish Community.  Please think hard !!

Suggestions can be given to Margaret Donnelly, donnelmarg@aol.com (01200 441081) or given to Janet and they will be considered at the next Forum on November 15th.

Thank you,

Secretary Parish Forum

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