May 8th marks the anniversary Victory in Europe Day, or V E Day. As Winston Churchill announced the end of the war in London, crowds filled the streets from Trafalgar Square up to Buckingham Palace. Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II, were among the crowd taking part in the celebrations.
Today is the 8th of May, the 75th anniversary. We are very pleased that a film has been produced to mark the anniversary and that the film includes items from the Clitheroe Youth Forum website. Also interviews of some of the veterans that were involved in our earlier project. Credit is given to Clive and Barbara Greenwood.
Kaitlin Wrighton winning the Outstanding Achievement Award this evening at the Lancashire Clubs for Boys and Girls Awards held at the Lancaster House Hotel Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Kaitlin won this award for persuading a young woman to come down and then took her home. The young woman was dressed only in a thin nightdress and stood on top of a railway bridge waiting to jump when the next train came along. Kaitlin seen here with the Chairman of Clitheroe Youth Forum Mel Diack MBE who nominated her.
An article in the Clitheroe Advertiser on April 5th was titled Teen's charity efforts rewarded. An inspirational teenager has scooped third position in the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2018 awards. Jayden Whalley was recognised for his community spirit supporting the Firefighters Charity. Jayden has contributed to raising more than £15,000 towards the Firefighters rehab centres. He is also a member of Clitheroe Youth Forum. The photograph shows Jayden receiving his award from Mr Robert Webb High Sheriff of Lancashire.
A great thanks to Mr Nigel Brooke for supporting Clitheroe Youth Forum with a donation of £2,000 which has gone towards several projects such as the quad biking, days out at Flip Out , Activities in the Lake District and transport.