Poppy bird feeders a big boost to Pals Trust

Steve Williams, secretary and co-founder of the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust
Steve Williams, secretary and co-founder of the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust
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The Chorley Pals Memorial Trust has received a massive financial boost, courtesy of Birkacre Garden Centre and their customers.

They handed over a cheque for £5,486 from the sale of cast iron poppy bird feeders, sold at £6.99 each with £2 from every one sold being donated to the trust.

The poppies have been on sale since August and are still available at the garden centre until the end of the year, with donations going to the charity to be used in Chorley for events to commemorate the sacrifice of the Chorley Pals on the Somme on July 1, 1916.

A programme of events will start in February, reaching its climax in early July.

Chairman of the Pals Trust, Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle, said: “I would like to thank Birkacre Garden Centre and their customers.

“It shows once again how generous and supportive local people and businesses are of charities in the town, especially the Chorley Pals Memorial and our Chorley Remembers project.”