Clitheroe Community Fund launched by Mayor Kevin Horkin
PUBLISHED: 15:55 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 16 May 2013
Clitheroe's new Mayor is poised to launch a campaign which could improve the lives of hundreds of local people.
Councillor Kevin Horkin has pledged to help raise a staggering £100,000 during his official mayoral year, money which will then be invested in a new fund to be shared by organisations most in need.
All the cash raised would be deposited in the Clitheroe Community Fund, a new pot of money to help worthy causes.
Councillor Horkin is now looking for 100 local people, businesses or organisations each willing to raise £1,000 during this busy mayoral year which begins in May.
“Traditionally the mayor raises money for charity but not on the scale I have in mind. By committing to raise £100,000 it would kick start local fund-raising on a new level and the money collected would make a real difference to local people living in this area” said Councillor Horkin. “I’m looking for 100 keen and industrious people who have a conscience and are prepared to stand up and do something worthwhile for their local community.”
Councillor Horkin says the public perception of the Ribble Valley as a wealthy area tends to overshadow the fact that there are pockets of real depravation and social need.
“There is depravation here and anyone who wants to get involved should request a pledge form from the Clitheroe Town Council office who can be contacted on 01200 424722”.