THE Aspire fund has had a further £139 boost this week – despite it being a quiet week due to the holidays.
That brings our total to £39,116.70 thanks to an anonymous donation of £100 and a further £39 from a recent sponsored swim.
There is now just over £10,000 to raise towards the £50,000 target to save the Accrington Pals’ Chapel in St John’s Church.
It has been announced that a £2 donation from every sale of the Bombers Moon album by Rochdale artist Mike Harding will be donated towards the Accrington Pals Appeal.
The promotion is being run by Townsend Records, which has shops in Great Harwood, Clitheroe, Chorley and Leyland and online at www.townsend-records.co.uk.
The album features a track called Accrington Pals and £2 of every sale of the £11.99 album will be donated to the appeal.
There are lots of event coming up too and these include:
- A garden party to be held today (Friday) at the home of churchwarden Frank Whitehead and his wife Marion. The fun starts from 7pm. There will be a raffle, games and a quiz. There will be a barbecue, weather permitting. The event will be outside – or in a gazebo or indoors.
- A charity cricket match next Friday 22 August at Thorneyholme Road, between Accrington XI and a team from the Castle Pub, Accrington. Gates open at 5.30pm, match starts at 6.30pm. No entrance fee – but a donation is requested. There will be a barbecue and a raffle – with prizes including £100 cash, tickets for Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley and Lancashire Cricket Club and also four new pool cues. The landlord of the Castle, Jon White, is providing two barrels of beer free and all the money from sales goes to the Aspire fund.
- On Thursday 18 September at Willow Mount Working Men’s Club there is a fund-raising evening organised by the Nags Head Volunteers. Tickets are £3 including supper, with all proceeds in aid of our fund.
- Also in September is The Staples to Naples Banger Rally where Edward Wearing is hoping to recreate the classic film The Italian Job and raise money for Aspire. For further information, visit www.staples2naples.com or, anyone wishing to sponsor Edward and his team can contact him on 0784 949 3536. Edward and his girlfriend Georgina Haworth both attended St John’s School and have a dream to one day get married in St John’s.