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Pendle youth MP organises charity ball
PENDLE’s Youth MP has organised a charity ball in aid of Pendleside Hospice to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Jack Cooke, 15, a student at St John Fisher and Thomas More High School, in Colne, is hosting the event at Towneley Hall, Burnley, in November.
Jack said he wanted to support a charity that was important to the community.
He said: “In what may be my final year in office as Pendle’s Youth MP, I wanted to support a charity that is a true inspiration to the community and what could be better than Pendleside in its 25th year of dedicated and devoted service to both Burnley and Pendle.
“It’s also the 200th anniversary since the release of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, so that gave me the idea to host a ball, rather like the Netherfield Ball in the book.
The black-tie event takes place on Saturday November 30.
Jack is seeking to gain the support of many local businesses and hopes that they will support the event to aid the financial cost and possibly donate items to be used in the charity raffle and auction.
“I do hope people will see this as not only a celebration but also as a charity fundraiser and that they will donate generously to,” said Jack.
A Pendleside Hospice spokesman said: “The cost of providing care will exceed £3.7million this year, therefore your generous support of Jack and this event for Pendleside, would be very much appreciated.”
Anyone wishing to find out more can email Jack email@example.com or follow him on twitter @JackMYP.
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