Myerscough College held a Harvest Festival community thanksgiving service this week.
The RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution) Lancashire Harvest Service was held at the College’s Stumble Inn, and was led by Myerscough’s Chaplain, the Reverend Garry Whittaker, featuring songs from pupils of John Cross Primary School in Bilsborrow, and supported by St Hilda’s Church.
RABI provides long-term care and emergency help for retired farmers, farm workers and working farmers and their families who find themselves in financial difficulties.
Myerscough’s Level 2 floristry diploma students teamed up to produce some stunning designs for the festival display, while vegetables grown from seed from last year’s Level 2 horticulture students was harvested by current students to be donated to the event.
Alison Robinson, Chief Executive and Principal of Myerscough College, said: ‘’This was an absolutely brilliant effort across all departments truly demonstrating the ‘One College’ approach to teamwork.
‘’It was lovely to see all of the displays, the decorated room, the amazing food, the smiling faces of our staff and students and those from our local community including John Cross CE Primary School.
‘’Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the event - our staff and students for the displays and refreshments. Thanks too to Reverend Garry Whittaker for leading a great service and for arranging John Cross School to come in. They added a real community feel to the service.
‘’It was great to see local RABI members and supporters to come along too which again added a great sense of community, and raised money for their charity.’’
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by Dave Salmon