Blacko events committee annual dinner, Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn

PUBLISHED: 17:12 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 February 2013

Sue Padgett, Vivienne Hesketh, Leona Loftus and Alison Butterworth

Sue Padgett, Vivienne Hesketh, Leona Loftus and Alison Butterworth

Long before David Cameron dreamed up The Big Society, the good folk of Blacko were raising funds to provide the local community with facilities and support.

Long before David Cameron dreamed up The Big Society, the good folk of Blacko were raising funds to provide the local community with facilities and support.

And one of the key events in the village calendar is the Blacko events committee annual dinner, which attracted 120 guests to the Stirk House Hotel at Gisburn. In recent times, the money raised provided the village with a smart new bus shelter and it also pays for a Christmas dinner for senior citizens.

Photography: KIRSTY THOMPSON

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