IT WAS another good week for the Aspire appeal to save the Accrington Pals Memorial Chapel in St John’s Church which is now tantalisingly close to our £50,000 target.
More cash has been added from the cricket match between Accrington CC and the Castle pub, which has announced a final total of £1,500, to be split between the appeal and the Christie Hospital.
The total was rounded up by Castle landlord Jon White.
Senior Spirit, the older children from St John’s Junior Church, raised £21.80 from the sale of decorated cakes which were great to look at and very tasty.
And the sale of cute eye-catching Christmas cards, designed by Sunday School children, is going well. They are in packs of eight with four different designs and are on sale for £2.50 a pack from the Observer offices at 103 Blackburn Road and from the information centre in Accrington Town Hall.
Other donations this week are: £40 in memory of Audrey Joyce Smith from her family Angela, John, Rachel and Chris; £70 from Andy’s Accrington Market stall raised from a "leave your change for the Pals" appeal; £20 from Lisa Storey in memory of Robert and Marion Storey; and £15 from the New Friends of Hyndburn Widows.
It all takes the total to an impressive £47,726. Just over £2,000 to go!
The next event for the fund will be a presentation by the North West Film Archive in St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 November.
A varied programme will include Pals’ footage, Coronation celebrations and the old steam railways. Tickets cost £3.50 and refreshments will be available. More details next week.