Charlotte’s festive aim

Former St Annes Carnival queen Charlotte Griffiths at a recent craft fair
Former St Annes Carnival queen Charlotte Griffiths at a recent craft fair
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Charlotte Griffiths enjoyed generating funds for charity so much while she was St Annes Carnival Queen that she is aiming to raise some more.

The St Bede’s student, who lives in Myerscough Avenue, St Annes, is hosting a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre in St Annes this weekend – and is eager to add to the £6,500 raised for Rosemere Cancer Foundation during her Carnival reign.

Charlotte, who celebrates her 16th birthday today, stepped down as Carnival queen last summer, delighted with the bumper amount raised after dedicating her reign to her grandad John, who died on cancer early last year. Mum Joanne said: “Charlotte was thrilled to be carnival queen and it really meant a lot to her that the Carnival committee had chosen to support Rosemere during her reign. She especially enjoyed the fund-raising aspect of her reign and hopes she can add some more.”

Saturday’s Craft and Gift Fair at the Our Lady Parish Centre takes place from 11am to 4pm and will feature a wide variety of seasonal stalls.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation raises money to bring treatment and services to patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Donations are spent on vital equipment, research and training that the NHS is unable to fund.

Charlotte’s successor as St Annes Carnival Queen, Hannah Jeffrey, is raising money during her reign for the North West Air Ambulance Service.