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Lancashire Events in 2013


Lancashire Events in 2013

As anyone who works in a charity will know,
It’s hard raising money when no-one has dough.
Finding new ways, to bring in the cash,
is not simple and can’t be done in a dash.

They care for sick children at Derian House,
and their flaming costs are tricky to douse.
The fundraisers there have toiled twenty years,
they’re truly the most hard-working of dears!

For their 20th anniversary they needed a strap line,
so the creative heads pondered over a glass of wine.
As with marriage that means it’s their China,
so “Tea Party” theme couldn’t be finer.

The last Sunday in April starts with “Tea in the Park” see,
they’ll attempt a world record for the largest cream tea.
In May you can join their “Starlight Stroll”,
to come and support can just be your role.

Also in May is “Forget Me Not Lunch”,
and the ladies who go are a fabulous bunch.
Later that month is the “Great Manchester Run”,
so break out your joggers and join in the fun.

The first Sunday in June is the “Pennine 10k”,
it’ll help you keep fit and pass proceeds their way.
On the 15th of June is the “Hemsley House Dinner”,
so book in right now for this annual winner.

The last weekend in June is “Fylde Vintage Fair”,
at Wharles near Kirkham and they’ve got tractors there!
On the 20th of July there’s a “Dragon Boat Race,
it’s at Preston Docks so please show your face.

Also that weekend’s the “Great Manchester Swim”,
book in to take part, it’s a change from the gym.
21st September sees a “Mad Hatters Ball”,
It’s at Barton Grange but give Derian a call.

First Sunday in November at Astley Park Chorley,
a great “Christmas Festival”, that you’ll support surely?
With all these events for the 20th year,
please give support and forgo some beer.

Place these dates now into your diary,
phone Derian today if you have an enquiry.
You know they needs funds at Derian House,
so share this on Facebook, (both you and your spouse).

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Installers of telephone systems, Abbey Telecom (also 20 years old) are pleased to be supporting Derian House by writing this poem and producing this video.

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