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The Mayor’s Sunset to Sunrise Fundraiser

Published: Monday, 16th May 2016

His Worship the Mayor of Pendle, Councillor Nawaz Ahmed, is doing a unique fundraising event for his Charity Appeal Fund on Tuesday 10th May 2016 outside Number One Market Street, opposite Nelson Town Hall.

His idea is to stay up for over eight hours from sunset that day until sunrise the following morning, from 8.45pm to 5.20am when the sun rises.

The Mayor said: “I hope the people of Pendle will sponsor me for my Sunset to Sunrise Fundraiser.

“It’s a great opportunity to raise money for good causes,” he added.

The Mayor’s chosen charities which will benefit from his overnight vigil are Help for Heroes, Pendleside Hospice and the Royal British Legion Nelson and District branch.

The Mayor of Pendle will be joined by The Mayor of Brierfield, Councillor David Brown. 

Anyone who’d like to sponsor The Mayor for his Sunset to Sunrise Fundraiser, should contact Fiona Standring, The Mayor’s Secretary, on tel. 01282 661636 or e-mail: