Preston Oddfellows organise a folk night in aid of The Space Centre
The Preston District of Oddfellows raised more than Â£1,000 for a centre which provides sensory equipment for children with learning difficulties.
The group held a variety of events, including a folk night and a total of Â£1,560 was raised for Preston Space Centre.Colin Burbidge, club spokesman, said: “Each year the District elects a new chairman and one of their key duties is to nominate a charity.“Jim Beesley, elected in March 2016, nominated the Space Centre in Preston. “The Space Centre has the largest multi-sensory environment in the United Kingdom, providing a place where those with physical, learning or emotional difficulties may more easily acquire skills and enjoy experiences usually denied them.“We held a folk night at The Thurlby Club, which raised Â£550 on the night, but follow on raffles and kind donations the total reached a grand total of Â£1,560.“We would like to thanks all those who supported the event for their kind and generous donations and all those who donated after the event. A special thanks to the team who made it all happen and folk group Trouble at Mill for donating their time and making it a great night.”The new district chairman is Brian Pilgrim, who has chosen to raise money for the RNLI.
For a previous story on Preston Oddfellows Society click here http://www.lep.co.uk/news/there-is-nothing-odd-about-making-new-friends-in-this-social-group-1-8120649