Sam at Buckingham Palace
We are delighted to state that Sam Brearley our 98 year old veteran had a wonderful afternoon at Buckingham Palace (Wednesday 29th June 2011) at the the Royal Garden Party. He and his carer Jayne met the Queen and Prince Philip. Sam was also accompanied by one of his relatives who lives in the South of England (Liz).
The train journey went well and Sam got home around midnight having set off at 10am that morning. A long day but worth it.
Well done Sam.
Clitheroe Library National Youth Awards
Clitheroe Library -Displays Clitheroe Youth Forum National Youth Awards
From Monday 16th May the Clitheroe Library will display the two National awards which we won last year (2010). These are the National Lottery Runner Up Trophy for Community Projects and the National Rotarian's Youth Groups Winner Trophy.
Civic Reception Thursday 12th May 2011
Caroline Dewhurst, Morgan Kennedy, Morgan Rawcliffe and Maria Hitchin attended on behalf of Clitheroe Youth the Ribble Valley Borough Council Civic Chambers on Thursday evening the 12th May to meet the retiring Mayor, Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer along with representatives of other groups who she has met over the past year and wished to say a few words and congratulate everyone on their respective achievements as well as making a donation to each organisation from her fund raising events. Our thanks go to The Mayor Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer for her support. A picture should appear in the local press.
St Mary's Press Article
An item appeared in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated 28th April. Page 5, a photograph of which appears in the Celebration St Mary's 20th April 2011 article.
Celebration St Mary's 20th April 2011
Celebration St Mary's Church Hall 20th April 2011
Delighted to say that our project Celebration took place at St Mary's Church Hall on Wednesday 20th April commencing at 2pm. Our thanks go to Andy Froud (Vicar) for conducting the services. To the Clitheroe Army Cadets who had their Standard Blessed at our event. The Mayor of the Ribble Valley Borough Council -Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer and her consort Gordon along with the Mayor of the Clitheroe Councillor Alan Yearing and Mrs Yearing with Peter Robinson the Deputy Lord Lieutenant who also very kindly attended and helped present the World War Two Medals along with other military awards.
A senior representative from the Heritage Lottery was also in attendance as were many veterans, families and parents of our Junior Youth Forum members who were brilliant again. The art work, presentations and speeches were wonderful.
Grace O'Malley even though poorly sang so well and Pannette the bugler was also inspirational. Michael our piper played us into the hall. Our thanks go to members of the Royal British Legion, police, fire services who also attended.
We showed a snippet of our film which ran to about 26 minutes and our thanks go to Roger Leach and Marion for this.
Our thanks to Colin and volunteers at St Mary's Church Hall.
Dublin National Rotarian Award
National Rotarian Award
We are delighted to announce that our World War Two project won the National Rotarian Award and Morgan Rawcliffe and Harry Ellis were invited to attend the National Award Ceremony in Dublin on Saturday 16th April. Harry went with his father Sean and Morgan her Mum (Nadine). Sue and Ken Hind from the Ribble Valley Rotary Club went as representatives. The group accompanied by the Clitheroe Youth Chair Mel Diack went over on Friday 15th April. Morgan and Harry give a talk on the project in front of over 1,000 Rotarian members whilst being filmed live by BBC 24 hours and being presented with the award by Ellie Crisell. The BBC TV showed this at 11.30am until 12noon along with other individual awards. You can type in BBC 24 Hours News and then search for Young Citizen awards -Dublin to find this. (available only for another 5 days). The BBC Breakfast programme also showed the previous recordings on Tuesday 12th April. This can be viewed on their website and type in Clitheroe Youth to see the film again on a countdown to remaining on the website.
This was a tremendous experience and Harry thanked all the members of Clitheroe Youth. Later in the afternoon the party went round Dublin on an open top bus.
Really good experience all round and well done to all concerned.