Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh joins Accrington charity walk

Coronation Street star joins Accrington charity walk

Coronation Street star joins Accrington charity walk

First published in Church

SHOPPERS in Accrington got a shock when they came face to face with Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper.

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh was promoting Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club’s charity walk, which takes place in May. She manned a stall for Accrington homeless charity Maundy Relief at Accrington Market Hall.

Julie is a patron for the charity and was encouraging shoppers to join the walk. This year’s walk covers a seven mile circular route and in the past has raised £60,000 for various charities.

Julie is pictured above collecting, and with Stuart Duhan, Ken Hargreaves and Ron Pickup For more information visit www.rotarycharitywalk.org.uk

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5:47pm Mon 2 Apr 12

ratshowilikeit says...

Maundy Relief at Accrington has brought all the scum from all over east lancs here its ruff as on abbey street! Its all goodwhen you dont have to live round here!!mrs cropper! And see them all every day!! I wont walk down abbey anymore stray dogs beggers accrington is more of a dump due to this maundy!!!
Maundy Relief at Accrington has brought all the scum from all over east lancs here its ruff as on abbey street! Its all goodwhen you dont have to live round here!!mrs cropper! And see them all every day!! I wont walk down abbey anymore stray dogs beggers accrington is more of a dump due to this maundy!!! ratshowilikeit
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10:35pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Graham Hartley says...

"SHOPPERS in Accrington got a shock when they came face to face with Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper."

No; the actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, the sometime Julie Kershaw, appeared in Accrington. As evinced by the published photograph, she was not wearing the costume which associates her with the character of Hayley Cropper. Why pretend otherwise, when it is admitted in the second paragraph that the actress was present in her capacity as a patron?
"SHOPPERS in Accrington got a shock when they came face to face with Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper." No; the actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, the sometime Julie Kershaw, appeared in Accrington. As evinced by the published photograph, she was not wearing the costume which associates her with the character of Hayley Cropper. Why pretend otherwise, when it is admitted in the second paragraph that the actress was present in her capacity as a patron? Graham Hartley
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10:41pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Troy McCLur says...

Julie Hesmondalgh has stuck to Maundy Relief for many years. She didn't need to; she could have focussed on herself like many other TV celebs. I take my hat off to her and can only say it is a shame that the world is not full of people like her. God bless you Julie xxx
Julie Hesmondalgh has stuck to Maundy Relief for many years. She didn't need to; she could have focussed on herself like many other TV celebs. I take my hat off to her and can only say it is a shame that the world is not full of people like her. God bless you Julie xxx Troy McCLur
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11:29pm Mon 2 Apr 12

dave-40 says...

More drug money for maundy might buy them another shop on abbey street seeing as they have taken over the street , they should rename to maundy street might as well.
More drug money for maundy might buy them another shop on abbey street seeing as they have taken over the street , they should rename to maundy street might as well. dave-40
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11:46pm Mon 2 Apr 12

ratshowilikeit says...

dave-40 wrote:
More drug money for maundy might buy them another shop on abbey street seeing as they have taken over the street , they should rename to maundy street might as well.
WELL SAID DAVE IT NEEDS SAYING!!Dont mind 1shop but 6!!! Spread it about!
[quote][p][bold]dave-40[/bold] wrote: More drug money for maundy might buy them another shop on abbey street seeing as they have taken over the street , they should rename to maundy street might as well.[/p][/quote]WELL SAID DAVE IT NEEDS SAYING!!Dont mind 1shop but 6!!! Spread it about! ratshowilikeit
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8:28am Tue 3 Apr 12

maxcollie says...

Why not call our town Maundytown as Maundy and all it's dropouts are taking over what used to be a nice area of town.
Why not call our town Maundytown as Maundy and all it's dropouts are taking over what used to be a nice area of town. maxcollie
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12:50pm Tue 3 Apr 12

harrythehamster says...

All move to Darwen then.If accrington is that bad move out & live somewhere else. All you lot do is winge on about how bad Accrington is.Can i suggest you register for your rights to vote before 18/04/12 then you can change the face of local government.Oh sorry no.You'll all be on your x boxs or injecting drugs istead of doing something about it all.You make me sick losers.
All move to Darwen then.If accrington is that bad move out & live somewhere else. All you lot do is winge on about how bad Accrington is.Can i suggest you register for your rights to vote before 18/04/12 then you can change the face of local government.Oh sorry no.You'll all be on your x boxs or injecting drugs istead of doing something about it all.You make me sick losers. harrythehamster
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3:54pm Tue 3 Apr 12

ratshowilikeit says...

And your point is harry????who makes you sick?? Do you no what we are on about???silly man!!!!
And your point is harry????who makes you sick?? Do you no what we are on about???silly man!!!! ratshowilikeit
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7:03pm Tue 3 Apr 12

brolyat says...

I used Maundy Relief when I was homeless about 8 years ago, They helped in many aspects of my life from counselling to getting me a safe place to live. I do not take drugs and many of the people who use Maundy Relief also do not take drugs. Dorothy McGregor the founder of this charity is the most kind hearted person I have ever met, Its a shame many people can't see the good and only the bad in everything.
I used Maundy Relief when I was homeless about 8 years ago, They helped in many aspects of my life from counselling to getting me a safe place to live. I do not take drugs and many of the people who use Maundy Relief also do not take drugs. Dorothy McGregor the founder of this charity is the most kind hearted person I have ever met, Its a shame many people can't see the good and only the bad in everything. brolyat
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11:39pm Tue 3 Apr 12

dave-40 says...

8 years ago and abbey street as gone downhill so bad. There must be sum scam there pulling to pay for all the shops in rent
8 years ago and abbey street as gone downhill so bad. There must be sum scam there pulling to pay for all the shops in rent dave-40
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10:08am Wed 4 Apr 12

ratshowilikeit says...

They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!!
They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!! ratshowilikeit
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2:44pm Wed 4 Apr 12

harrythehamster says...

ratshowilikeit wrote:
And your point is harry????who makes you sick?? Do you no what we are on about???silly man!!!!
F**kwit
[quote][p][bold]ratshowilikeit[/bold] wrote: And your point is harry????who makes you sick?? Do you no what we are on about???silly man!!!![/p][/quote]F**kwit harrythehamster
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4:14pm Thu 5 Apr 12

ratshowilikeit says...

ratshowilikeit wrote:
They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!!
That answer says it all harry! you are most likely one of the maundy crew!
[quote][p][bold]ratshowilikeit[/bold] wrote: They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!![/p][/quote]That answer says it all harry! you are most likely one of the maundy crew! ratshowilikeit
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6:06pm Sun 8 Apr 12

patriotno1 says...

let me give you my experience of maundy g.a while ago i found myself homeless and turned to dorothy grange.oh what a mother therasa persona she presented.assuring me she would sort accomadation for me.She arranged a fast track social fund loan(i picked cheque up same day).back at maundy,i was presented to a landlord???,he filled a form out and told me to sign it,bear in mind i was in a very unhappy,frightened and confused state of mind.i gave him the cheque,£350.made payable to maundy.i was then taken by two volunteers in a van, to a disgusting,dirty,fil
th ridden house,outside'neighb
ours' were drinking and shouting.once alone i cried in desparation.i went back to maundy,to my ashtonishment 'mother therasa' had turned into the **** from hell..she told me#1landlord would not give me my money back#2 i was not the only homeless person and i should be grateful for their help. yes,i was homeless but i still had some pride and standards.i complained to d.w.p. but she lied to them,saying that she came to the property with me and witnessed it as suitable.i had to pay£350 back to d.w.p. for absolutely nothing.seems to me,this cowboy landlord from willows lane and mrs maundy have a good thing going...£350 clear profit,no outlay and the house still there waiting for some other desperate person to fall into the trap.i say close the place.
let me give you my experience of maundy g.a while ago i found myself homeless and turned to dorothy grange.oh what a mother therasa persona she presented.assuring me she would sort accomadation for me.She arranged a fast track social fund loan(i picked cheque up same day).back at maundy,i was presented to a landlord???,he filled a form out and told me to sign it,bear in mind i was in a very unhappy,frightened and confused state of mind.i gave him the cheque,£350.made payable to maundy.i was then taken by two volunteers in a van, to a disgusting,dirty,fil th ridden house,outside'neighb ours' were drinking and shouting.once alone i cried in desparation.i went back to maundy,to my ashtonishment 'mother therasa' had turned into the **** from hell..she told me#1landlord would not give me my money back#2 i was not the only homeless person and i should be grateful for their help. yes,i was homeless but i still had some pride and standards.i complained to d.w.p. but she lied to them,saying that she came to the property with me and witnessed it as suitable.i had to pay£350 back to d.w.p. for absolutely nothing.seems to me,this cowboy landlord from willows lane and mrs maundy have a good thing going...£350 clear profit,no outlay and the house still there waiting for some other desperate person to fall into the trap.i say close the place. patriotno1
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12:40am Mon 9 Apr 12

patriotno1 says...

maundy means.giving not taking.you want exposing for what you are really doing.if anyone has two faces, you do.you are a slum landlord benifactor.profit first. ripping vunerable people off.bet you do not live in a slum.all you want is to make a you look good.u r not.
maundy means.giving not taking.you want exposing for what you are really doing.if anyone has two faces, you do.you are a slum landlord benifactor.profit first. ripping vunerable people off.bet you do not live in a slum.all you want is to make a you look good.u r not. patriotno1
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8:42am Mon 9 Apr 12

dave-40 says...

She lives above the charity shop across the road
She lives above the charity shop across the road dave-40
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10:10am Tue 10 Apr 12

kosherdiah says...

ratshowilikeit wrote:
They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!!
The place obviously causes a lot of controversy but think about it this way- they know that a lot of these people take the ****, they also know that those that the majority of good people shouldn't miss out because of a shameful minority, they also realise that that minority are often only that way because of what they are going through.
What would you want if you were homeless? I dealt with nearly a dozen different charities and because of those that 'take the ****' most doors were shut with them, somehow Maundy has managed to keep their personality in it all, which is more important than the things they give away, for the first time during my homelessness Maundy made me feel human again, not some outcast loser, my homelessness wasn't my fault, I was one of the smartest kids in my school and came out with straight As at GCSE but my alcoholic parents kicked me out when I wanted to do my A levels, Maundy gave me the opportunity and hope to get back on track and now I'm at Uni and more grounded than ever.
I've seen what they do for others too, have any of you been there at xmas? tons of toys are given away! and for those that have shown that they aren't going to sell them for drugs- xboxes nd mountain bikes and all sorts! Maundy do a lot, the fact that people from other areas might be coming to Accy just shows how poor the support is elsewhere, if you have aa problem with it- help them! or shut it down and just hope that you never end up needing support because trust me, with them gone you'll be lucky to get any
[quote][p][bold]ratshowilikeit[/bold] wrote: They take the ****! Maundy have some bedsits in oswaldtwistle and they were growing weed there ha ha poor Dorothy she thinks she's doing good and maybe for 10% but the rest would rob her in a blink!!![/p][/quote]The place obviously causes a lot of controversy but think about it this way- they know that a lot of these people take the ****, they also know that those that the majority of good people shouldn't miss out because of a shameful minority, they also realise that that minority are often only that way because of what they are going through. What would you want if you were homeless? I dealt with nearly a dozen different charities and because of those that 'take the ****' most doors were shut with them, somehow Maundy has managed to keep their personality in it all, which is more important than the things they give away, for the first time during my homelessness Maundy made me feel human again, not some outcast loser, my homelessness wasn't my fault, I was one of the smartest kids in my school and came out with straight As at GCSE but my alcoholic parents kicked me out when I wanted to do my A levels, Maundy gave me the opportunity and hope to get back on track and now I'm at Uni and more grounded than ever. I've seen what they do for others too, have any of you been there at xmas? tons of toys are given away! and for those that have shown that they aren't going to sell them for drugs- xboxes nd mountain bikes and all sorts! Maundy do a lot, the fact that people from other areas might be coming to Accy just shows how poor the support is elsewhere, if you have aa problem with it- help them! or shut it down and just hope that you never end up needing support because trust me, with them gone you'll be lucky to get any kosherdiah
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10:39am Tue 10 Apr 12

Cheese gnome says...

harrythehamster wrote:
All move to Darwen then.If accrington is that bad move out & live somewhere else. All you lot do is winge on about how bad Accrington is.Can i suggest you register for your rights to vote before 18/04/12 then you can change the face of local government.Oh sorry no.You'll all be on your x boxs or injecting drugs istead of doing something about it all.You make me sick losers.
So if people complain about it they are on drugs or addicted to xbox? Get real.
As for changing the face of local government, people like yourself have been brainwashed into believing that political parties are seperate from each other and want the best for the people they represent. Wake up and smell the coffee.
People will complain, out of sheer frustration, maundy is there to stay no matter who gets in, as for moving to Darwen, how long till Darwen gets the same treatment? Before you say oh it will never happen, bet the people of Accrington said that many moons ago. Face it you are damned if you do and damned if you dont. All part of a master plan so to speak.
[quote][p][bold]harrythehamster[/bold] wrote: All move to Darwen then.If accrington is that bad move out & live somewhere else. All you lot do is winge on about how bad Accrington is.Can i suggest you register for your rights to vote before 18/04/12 then you can change the face of local government.Oh sorry no.You'll all be on your x boxs or injecting drugs istead of doing something about it all.You make me sick losers.[/p][/quote]So if people complain about it they are on drugs or addicted to xbox? Get real. As for changing the face of local government, people like yourself have been brainwashed into believing that political parties are seperate from each other and want the best for the people they represent. Wake up and smell the coffee. People will complain, out of sheer frustration, maundy is there to stay no matter who gets in, as for moving to Darwen, how long till Darwen gets the same treatment? Before you say oh it will never happen, bet the people of Accrington said that many moons ago. Face it you are damned if you do and damned if you dont. All part of a master plan so to speak. Cheese gnome
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