This trio of groups keeps Longridge community busy

Susan at Longridge RSPCA hopes lots will join pet awareness week
Susan at Longridge RSPCA hopes lots will join pet awareness week

Longridge RSPCA - The branch on Berry Lane is in the middle of its first Pet Awareness Week and deputy manager Susan Lacy-Swarbrick hopes for lots more as the event continues with face painting, a tombola and a draw-your-pet contest.

It concludes on Saturday when prizes of dog and cat hampers will be presented. And on that day anyone who takes their dog into the shop will be given a free goody bag.

THE JUBILEE CLUB -The Jubilee Club has welcomed two new members and heard from Christ Church’s John Spencer about valuable school and hospital restoration work in a remote part of Sierra Leone. Other events include a May Day Beetle Drive, a Civic Hall coffee day on May 29 and tomorrow, Thursday, the club will meet at 2pm in Park House Day Room where June will open a ‘Memory Box of Holidays’ prepared by the Lancashire Library Service. “We hope lots of people will bring their own memories along of happy days on holiday,” said a club spokesman. Visitors and new members always welcome: contact Age UK on 0300 303 1234.

LONGRIDGE U3A - Members of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Longridge branch have enjoyed their first monthly meeting in Longridge Civic Hall with an insight into the work of the North West Air Ambulance. A total of £206 was raised for the charity. U3A chair Sally Maxwell said: “It was great to start our programme of monthly meetings with such a well attended and interesting presentation. It is amazing such an important service could not exist without the generous donations from local people.” The next meeting on June 4 is on‘What’s wrong with Global Warming?’