Mayor issues a rallying call

A major fundraising event will be held at Todmorden Town Hall on Saturday to mark International Women’s Day and support several charities.

The event, which will be officially opened by Mayor of Todmorden Coun Jayne Booth and Mayoress Michaela Booth, will feature information stalls and taster sessions from numerous businesses and organisations based in the upper Calder Valley.

It will run from 10.30am until 4pm. Entry is free but donations would be welcome.

Funds raised will go to Overgate Hospice - Coun Booth’s mayoral charity - and a water aid charity which supports families in Africa.

It will be followed by an eclectic evening of fun and laughter featuring numerous artists at 7.30pm.

Coun Booth said: “This is an event that is taking positive action to provide and promote a positive, safe and supportive environment for women and their children.

“We request that people would be sensitive to this aim and support our event in a positive way.”