Volunteers of a local cancer charity are hosting their annual ‘Breakfast and Books’ event this weekend.

The event, held by Darwen Committee for Cancer Research UK, will take place at the Carus Centre on Saturday, March 25, from 10am to 12pm.

Visitors will be able to purchase paperback books from the stalls before taking part in a tombola and enjoying a hot drink and buttered toast.

Chair of the Darwen committee, Linda Chatburn, said: “It’s an annual event we’ve been running for more than 20 years.

"We started when Cancer Research UK had their national breakfast and books event but we just carried on doing it because it’s been so popular.

“People come for a cup of tea and toast and a butty and there’s lots to browse and have a look at. We’ve also got a breakfast themed tombola so it’s a very nice social event for the community.

“We have a lot of people turn up every year and we really appreciate the magnificent support that we get.”

Committee member Christine Lawton has spent years volunteering for the charity to try and raise as much money as possible to support people living with cancer and their families.

She said: “We’ve got a lot of events planned for the community after this one. There’s a tabletop sale we’re running in April and an event for the King’s coronation in May that people can look forward to.”

Breakfast and Books admission is £2.50 for adults and 50p for children.

The event is from 10am to 12pm at the Carus Centre in Queen Street, Hoddlesden.