More than 200 people including the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire packed a Hyndburn hotel for a charity dinner in aid of The Children’s Society.
Other dignitaries joined Lord and Lady Shuttleworth at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors including five of the country’s deputy Lord Lieutenants and the Mayors of Hyndburn and surrounding boroughs.
The event, supported by local businesses, organisations and individuals, raised around £2,500 to support The Children’s Society’s work with vulnerable youngsters.
Teenagers from the DAPA (Dance and Performing Arts) Centre in Blackburn put on a performance highlighting the dangers of child sexual exploitation while presenters from radio stations 2BR and The Bee compered the event.
Zak Khan, The Children’s Society’s North West corporate ambassador, said it was a ‘huge success’ and a ‘great opportunity to increase awareness’ of the society.
Joanna Hunt, programme manager for society in Lancashire, said it was a ‘wonderful event’ and it is ‘fantastic to know that people in Lancashire are every bit as committed to helping vulnerable children and staff.’