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East Lancashire RSPCA fundraisers cancel annual ball
10:56am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
RSPCA fundrasers in East Lancashire have had to cancel their annual ball due to a lack of ticket sales.
Donations were expected to help the charity at the event on Friday October 20.
And people who paid £35 for tickets for the ball at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, have now been refunded.
Ken Harrison, branch manager at RSPCA, off Enfield Road, said that over the past six months bosses at the Altham branch have seen a fall in donations.
He said: “We found that the majority of people can’t afford to pay for the taxis and drinks that go with a night out anymore so we had to cancel. Hopefully we can raise more money another way. It usually works when people use the safe haven scheme and donate a certain amount each month.”
Despite the decrease in donations, Ken said that they do rise at Christmas time.
He added: “In the run-up to December it’s always quiet, but we have a lot of donations around Christmas time. If it isn’t money we still receive lots of food donations.”