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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Another successful fund raising event for Blackburn Cathedral

The Blackburn Cathedral Trust recently held a very successful dinner, celebrating Lancashire and Lancastrians and raised £15,000 for the Cathedral Appeal.

Taking place at Blackburn Cathedral on 15 November, the event was hosted by the High Sheriff and the Dean of Blackburn Cathedral, with Lord and Lady Shuttleworth (The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire) in attendance. It is hoped that this will become an annual event.

Welcomed by Clitheroe’s Town Crier and an ensemble from the Lancashire Artillery Band, the reception saw the launch of a new gin, Cathedra, in association with Cockoo Gin from Chorley, followed by a three course dinner, provided by Café Northcote.

After dinner, guests were entertained by keynote speaker, Bill Beaumont, comedian Norman Prince and music from the Choristers of Blackburn Cathedral. There was also a fundraising auction, involving celebrity chefs, Nigel Haworth and Paul Heathcote.

Ann Dean, Chair, Blackburn Cathedral Appeal, said: “We are delighted to have raised £15,000 towards our £950,000 target. I would like to thank everyone involved, especially our supporters for their kind donations.

“Blackburn Cathedral is the only C of E Cathedral in Lancashire and this event helped celebrate our amazing county and the people who live and work here.”

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