Salon Prive 28th June at Browsholme Hall – Report

The Blackburn Cathedral Appeal 100 Club held its 2nd Salon Prive at Browsholme Hall on Friday 28th June, and what a great time we had.

This event was not a park your car in a field event, it was an event where owners of 31 classic cars, and guests, chatted about the virtues of each car on display, and probably others, in wonderful sunshine. Those who wished enjoyed a tour of the magnificent 600 years old Hall and then everyone gathered on the terrace for Canapes and Prosecco before a fine lunch in the convivial atmosphere of the adjoining Tithe Barn.

Thanks to those LAC members who supported the event by displaying cars, photographing events or marshalling the cars (and people). This was another event in 100 Club’s Arts, Music, Heritage and Culture programme to raise money to further the work of the Music Outreach project, “Sing Together”, run by the Cathedral. Work is to be done in the crypt of the Cathedral to make it more accessible to the community of Lancashire, create income, and enable the project to reach even more children in more Lancashire schools.

During the 10 years of the project over 150 different primary schools have taken part and 120 participate each year. Approximately 20,000 children have benefitted from the scheme which brings the joy of singing and the exhilaration of performance to many who will never experience it because of the lack of funding and aspiration for music education nationally. The project needs to be supported to continue to do its great work in schools of any, or no denomination in all areas of Lancashire.

To make a donation to the Appeal contact LAC member Peter Whitman at peterwhitman@yahoo.c