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East Lancashire Hospice Fundraising Another year had arrived and the fundraising for the hospice was here again. Kimberley Hall had asked me if I'd help to man the cake stall as the volunteer was unable to assist due to circumstances beyond control. All set up with another 2 volunteers mum and daughter, who also brought a lemon drizzle cake slab. Hey good job an 'all as we say in Lancashire cause we sold out including me selling the beautiful and heavy donation of the Christmas Cake. I'd like to thank the lady who purchased it as it was a bargain, she agreed as well. Well took photos with Mayor Alan and Mayoress Agnes Cottam and others, and all of a sudden Mel from the canteen came over and said that she had three trays of home-made muffins. Well I said "You must be kidding? get them out her now and must sell them, quick" Hmm guessed it didn't take long did deals as folk came over bought them few at a time and Hmm!!! shh!!! made kids and them happy gave a few free and no Mel, Kimberley and Denise said no problem as everybody was happy with a deal. And here I am with the goodies

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 18 November 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Remembrance Day Service at the Blackburn Cathedral The Blackburn cathedral held their annual service and the 100th year since the first World War. The cathedral was packed and over flowing and had dignitaries' from everywhere, particularly current and former service personal. Pictured on the left is our colleague Richard Robb,along life service member of the Blackburn Cathedral carrying the lit candle. He is so proud to do this every year, that you couldn't bribe him in not doing this, so well done Richard

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 18 November 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Remembrance Day Service 1914-2014 Another year has gone by and this year was the centenary of WW1. There were dignitaries from all over who turn up and packed the grounds of the Blackburn Corporation Park. A service held with prayers, wreath laying, with the minutes silence.

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 18 November 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Asda Blackburn Face painting Carrying out free face painting on Halloween day and pictured is Emily Mercer with her mum Sharon Mercer. Customers gave a donation for Tickled Pink and I thanked them for their generosity. Well done to all that participated

Posted by Barratt Plamer on 01 November 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Becky Valentine was our Momentum host who carried out the Halloween Hunt activity, and I assisted with this busy hunt. The participants had the option to have mask, with a clue and answer sheet for the activity. Upon completion they received Halloween stickers and a membership certificate. They could carry out the activity at home with the downloadable app. The parents and youngsters loved it and would like to see more of these. Pictured is young Loui Wilkins-Hayes, Becky Valentine (Momentum) and in background shy younger brother Dominic Wilkins-Hayes. Well done to all!

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 01 November 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


St Stephen's C of E Primary School Open Day This little school had an open day and I was asked if I could help. The school had the presence of former school pupils,local councillors,Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry. There was a special unveiling of a plaque in remembrance of former Chair of Governors Professor Clive Willis for is dedication and services to the school and community of Tockholes. The school had a Bake Off Cake competition and winner was Casper. All funds raised from the cake and biscuit sale was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Pictured left rear is Head Dominic James Rick Willis, MP Jake Berry and Martin Willis jointly carrying out the unveiling.

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 24 October 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore

Pat kelly and group macmillan fr 2014

The Three Towers Walk (from Turton Tower to Darwen Tower to Hoghton Tower) Mill Hill Working Men's club was the venue for the Macmillan Morning coffee cheque presentation With other events such as a coffee morning held by the staff at Asda Blackburn and help from the Navigation Inn, the final total was £3,173.96. They thanked Darwen Coaches and City Taxis for transport to and from the Towers and also P & M Catering and Mill Working Men's Club for the venue.

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 24 October 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Tickled Pink Fundraising Well the year has gone and the fundraising began again. I dressed daft Tickled Pink tee shirt (Thank you Asda)Pink tie and my famous pink ears and wig. hen I got home the colour from the wig ran on the tee shirt colour, trust the Mrs she did manage to get it removed. Thanks Mrs P Pictured her is Margaret Smith and old friend, when she saw me she rolled out in a fit of laughter, don't blame her as I said "Who cares Maggie, as long as I cane help the good cause, it shall be done". Margaret thanks for the support that you always give me, with whatever the cause. She bought some merchandise and insisted on a photo with me

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 24 October 2014 in Asda Blackburn Superstore