There was a fabulous turnout for St John’s Church’s Mother’s Day service at St Chris-topher’s High School, Accrington, on Sunday.
Members of the social committee had to work hard to keep up with the demand for tea and toast.
There was also a cake stall, with lads and dads bringing in examples of their culinary skills, and a "guess the hippo’s name" game.
Hand-made Easter cards were also on sale for the fund and the event raised a total of £156.15.
* LOCAL historian Steve Williams is organising a five-day coach trip to the First World War battlefields of Northern France in conjunction with St John’s Church.
Steve, who is raising cash for a Pals memorial statue in his home town of Chorley, has given a talk to Hyndburn Local History Society and spoke at the Haworth Art Gallery during the exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2006.
Using Fraser Eagle coaches, the trip will visit the Pals memorial close to Serre, which was dedicated in 1991 and is appropriately built of Accring-ton brick, as well as many other war memorials, graves, museums and visitor centres.
The trip leaves in the early hours of Thursday 10 July and will include four nights’ accommodation in a three-star hotel as well as time for shopping in Calais on the way home.
For details ring Steve on 854298 or email email@example.com