Month: February 2022

Raising Money for East Lancashire Hospice

We were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £200 to East Lancashire Hospice. This was money given by the kind people who attended Altham Parish Council’s Christmas events in 2021.

East Lancashire Hospice provides many different services. These are available to people with life-limiting illness, their families and others important to them. The hospice is there for people at one of the most difficult times of their lives, and they help people physically, mentally and emotionally.

In their own words: “At East Lancashire Hospice, we’re all about making the most of life. That means making sure you can always enjoy your favourite things while you’re here, from your traditional Friday night takeaway to your favourite pets and Xbox games. Lots of people are nervous about visiting a hospice for the first time, but they needn’t worry: ours is a warm, vibrant, and fun place to be for people of all ages, with all sorts of conditions. Every day we come up with new ways of putting a smile on your face, no matter what you or your loved ones are going through. Like decking out the living room for football matches, hosting a huge pizza night, and inviting family and friends to stay 24/7. It’s a simple formula, but it makes a big difference.”

The hospice needs to raise £3.9m a year to continue to care for people, so every little bit helps. If you think you can help by raising some money for them, no matter how much or how llittle, please have a look at their page via the following link, which will give you more information.

Rose Tree Planting for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

People braved the blustery weather on Sunday, 6th February, to attend Altham Parish Council’s tree planting at the Moorfield Colliery memorial on Burnley Road, in Altham. Despite the cold wind, everyone had fun. A plaque was placed in front of the rose trees to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. Music was played and we sang ‘God Save The Queen’.

The blustery weather was great for the Jubilee Flag, which was raised during the ceremony. It soared in the wind.

The 6th February, 1952, was the day that King George VI died, and his daughter, Elizabeth, became Queen. Known as Accession Day, it is often a day that the Queen chooses to honour privately, in memory of her late father.

The Queen spent the day, this year, at the Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk. It’s believed she stayed at Wood Farm, which was loved by Prince Philip. As this is the first year she has spent the day without her late husband, it must have been particularly poignant for her, especially as it was Prince Philip who told her of her father’s death that day in 1952.

The rose trees were planted in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.The trees will produce roses in red, white and blue. They will be a lovely tribute to the Queen as they grow over the years.



The trees were planted by Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn & Haslingden, Miles Parkinson OBE, leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, and Rennie Pinder, Justice of the Peace and Chair of Altham Parish Council, who recently was awarded the great honour of Freedom of the Borough of Hyndburn.

Thank you to everyone who came along and made the event so special.

If anyone wants to go along to the memorial, it is located on Burnley Road, next to Media House, in Altham, BB5 5TX.