Pain specialist shares headache knowledge and advice in free webinar

A PAIN expert will be sharing his knowledge and experience with patients and doctors in two free online webinars about headaches.

In July this year, Dr Madgy Aglan opened Pain Consultants Ltd, a private clinic at Link 665 in Carrs Industrial Estate in Haslingden.

Dr Magdy Aglan at his clinic Pain Consultants Limited in Haslingden. Photo Liz Henson Photography

He said: “The most common complaint that patients have for more than three months is a headache. It can be really underestimated the effect this can have on the patient. More importantly, it is under-diagnosed and because it is not properly diagnosed, it is not properly treated and people suffer for years.”

Severe headaches not only cause pain, but anxiety and depression, lack of sleep, relationship problems and they impact on the patient’s ability to work and often lead to them presenting to their GPs or turning up at A&E. Migraines occur in 15 per cent of the UK adult population and more than 100,000 people are absent from work and school through headaches.

Dr Aglan has worked in the NHS for more than 32 years and continues to also work as a consultant. He has produced a self-help headache video on his Facebook page Pain Consultants Ltd. In it he outlines a 10-point plan to relieve and help to diagnose headaches. Firstly keep hydrated by drinking lots of water; stop or reduce alcohol; try to get good sleep; avoid stress; ensure computer monitors are at eye level; reduce mobile phone screen time; record what you eat and drink and record what painkillers you take.

Female patients should note down if there is any correlation between headaches and their periods; all patients should keep a headache diary noting times and dates, severity and how long the pain lasts.

Dr Aglan will be delivering the first webinar – titled Understanding and Managing Your Headache Pain – on Monday, October 19, at 7pm. There will be a presentation and then he will respond to questions from patients who will be invited to post them on chat.

Since opening his private clinic, he has had patients travelling from London, Scotland, Leeds and all over the North West for treatment.

He said: “Depending what the pain problem is, we are able to see the patient, diagnose and treat the problem all in the same visit. Once we diagnose a problem we work out a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, which provides the patient with quicker and better results.”

He will be running a second free webinar on headaches this time for doctors and medical professionals a few weeks later.

Dr Aglan said: “I will be holding a similar free webinar on back pain and am also considering writing a book. Medication is not the cure-all, it may improve the pain so the patient can cope, but if you can find something to treat it, then it can go away for good.

“I have a patient who had been taking painkillers for 20 years and after coming to see me and having treatment, for the first time in decades they had days when they were pain free; they said they had got their life back – that makes me happy. Our vision is would like to reduce suffering in people wherever we can.”

For more information contact info@pain-consultants.co.uk, call 07458 302521 or visit Facebook page Pain Consultants Ltd.

For free tickets to the webinar register online at Eventbrite.

by Catherine Smyth Media

Invest In Rossendale Meeting 2020

STRAIGHT talking Simon Bolton will share his years of experience driving innovation within international businesses to show Rossendale companies the way forward.

Even in the midst of Covid-19, the Professor from Edge Hill University has been assisting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to make changes by hosting free webinar crisis recovery sessions.

He said: “I have a successful track record of helping SMEs to achieve 20 per cent profitable growth through effective repositioning and business process improvements. My commercial experience of working with global brands helps me to unlock performance issues quickly within SME businesses; this enables me to work with the SMEs to help prioritise their actions.”

Simon is the guest speaker at ‘Moving Forward Together’ – the third Rossendale Council Invest in Rossendale business meeting, which this year will be held virtually on Zoom on Wednesday September 2 from 6.30pm.

Rossendale Council Leader Councillor Alyson Barnes said: “We are delighted to have a first-class innovator in Simon addressing this very important meeting; he is passionate about helping businesses maximise their potential. As a council, we want to support our local companies to recover from the crisis and come back stronger.”

The event is organised in partnership with East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and Valley at Work, which connects local businesses.

Simon, who lives in Ramsbottom, said: “Businesses fail because they don’t ask the right questions. We help create awareness of the issues affecting a business, support them, understand how these can be addressed, ensure there is the knowledge to accept change and help build their confidence to make the necessary changes.

“Helping businesses to understand their uncomfortable truths encourages them to be more focused. This typically leads to more effective planning and them becoming more resilient and ready for growth. As soon as they have clarity and focus, they look at their businesses in a completely different way.”

At Proctor and Gamble, Simon was a global thought leader and focused on ‘disruptive insight driven innovation’ which helped the company unlock opportunities in European and Asian Markets. He also has more than 20 years’ experience of helping worldwide organisations and brands including: the BBC, BSkyB, Hyundai and Nokia.

Simon’s Business Plus principles have been used to set up the £1m funded Productivity and Innovation Centre at Edge Hill University, which supports more than 100 SME growth companies a year. His ‘Innovation Sprint Process’ has helped participants achieve between 20 – 40 per cent growth, launch new successful products and services and employ new staff.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Miranda Barker said: “I’m looking forward to mixing with some of Rossendale’s most innovative and vibrant businesses, working together for the economic success of the area.”

Valley at Work Chair Rob Carder said: “It is so important that everyone in Rossendale moves forward together. It is about how we are responding to coronavirus and encouraging people to talk to each other and work together where possible.”

The meeting will be held on the council’s Zoom room – contact Economic Development Officer Megan Eastwood at RBC to book a place, email MeganEastwood@rossendalebc.gov.uk

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

TalkFirst Baby and Toddler Signing helping Chloe’s wish list come true

Student Kizzy Wood with Susan Broxton and Dexter. Kizzy first learnt sign language aged two in one of Susan’s classes.

A FIVE-year-old local girl with an incurable brain tumour will benefit from hundreds of pounds raised at a recent baby and toddler signing training session to help her wish list come true.

When TalkFirst baby and toddler signing tutor Susan Broxton organised a professional session for childminders last month, she offered to use it to raise money for charity because the father of one of the participants, Lauren Ashworth, had been diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer.

Susan, from Weir, said: “The original plan was for 10 people to be trained at Julie’s Childcare, in Rawtenstall, where Lauren is an assistant. However, it became training for 20 people offering extra places for local nurseries to raise money. We then needed a larger space and Bright Futures Nursery School at Alder Grange came to the rescue. Lauren was using the training as part of her Level 3 qualifications, but sadly her father Barry (Baz) passed away just two days before the training and so she was unable to attend.”

Local businesses generously donated prizes to make the event a success and so far £850 has been raised. However, ‘Big Dexter’, a giant version of TalkFirst’s colourful jester character that leads the signing sessions, was unable to make an appearance because Susan’s husband Andrew got his head stuck in the costume.

She said: “We had promised that Big Dexter would be there for photographs, but because he couldn’t be, we organised a further event on Tuesday March 31st at The Hill – home of Ski Rossendale, where I hold baby and toddler signing classes.

“We then looked for a local glioblastoma cause for some of the money to go to and I came across Chloe’s Angels. Chloe is five and, like Baz, has the same cancer. She has a wish list of things she wants to do. We contacted the family and got approval to raise money for her.

Chloe Connolly, five, who has a glioblastoma brain tumour.

“We have now set up Dexter’s FUNdraising and we will be making it an annual event. Money raised will also go to Parkinson’s UK in memory of my late father Mel Howey and The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Barry Ashworth.”

TalkFirst uses local company JSA Printing for their T-shirts and marketing materials, owned by brothers Joe and Sam Aston. Sam is also Coronation Street’s Chesney and his character has just had quads, one of whom is deaf and the current storyline sees them learning baby sign language. TalkFirst baby signing has been developed to help ALL babies and toddlers to promote speech and language skills. When Susan asked for T-shirts for the event, and explained where the funds were going, she discovered the brothers’ sister Kate, who also works in the firm, is Chloe’s auntie.

Susan said: “The coincidences have been never ending. We will be asking for donations if you’d like to have a photo taken with Dexter, we also hope to have someVIP guests on the day. After the event at The Hill, Dexter will also be at Bright Futures Nursery School in the afternoon, provided Andrew manages to get his head out of the costume properly this time!”

Kizzy and her mum Clare Wood at the signing class.

Susan has been running TalkFirst Baby And Toddler Signing for 15 years and is looking for more tutors, contact susantalkfirst@gmail.com or visit https://talkfirst.net/

The link to Dexter’s FUNdraisier https://talkfirst.net/dexters-fundraiser/ and GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/f/talkfirst-baby-amp-toddler-signing-charity-event Chloe’s Angels GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/f/begb4-chloe

by Catherine Smyth Media

New Treatment Room Opens as Clinic Celebrates First Anniversary

Emma Bhunjun, with her mum, Jana holds onto the metal bars used in the bioresonance therapy, behind are Samantha Snowdon and Lisa Lomas.

A YEAR after opening a bioresonance therapy clinic in Rawtenstall, it has proved so popular a second treatment room has opened.

Although the therapy is widely used in Europe, the scientific approach to treating ailments by retuning the body is still relatively new in the UK. Friends Lisa Lomas, from Weir, who runs Biores UK, and Samantha Snowdon, from Padiham, who runs her own business SS Bioresonance, have a clinic on the first floor above Simply Vegetarian on Kay Street.

Lisa and Sam are both Jehovah’s Witnesses and became friends after they learnt sign language so when at meetings they were able to communicate with all attendees.

It was Sam who suggested Lisa try bioresonance for her husband Garry, a tree surgeon, after he found his tears were burning his skin. The machine identified a bacteria in leaf mould was causing the problem and was able to solve it. The complete sceptic now swears by the treatment.

Lisa and Sam trained in the therapy in Southern Ireland and then completed an intensive course in Germany. Lisa said: “We initially had one therapy room, but we were getting busier and sometimes found ourselves double booked. Now, one year on, we have opened up a second room so we can both treat patients at the same time.”

One of the clinic’s success stories is four-year-old Emma Bhunjun whose mum Jana comes originally from the Czech Republic. She said: “Emma has sleep apnoea, which meant she had a runny nose, would be snoring and often on a night she would wake herself up. Doctors wanted to remove her adenoids and her tonsils but I did not want her to have an operation. I knew about bioresonance because it is popular in Europe and they have clinics in every city, but I never knew there were any were here in the UK.

Emma and mum Jana

“Then I met Lisa and Sam at a Mums In Business Association meeting. I live in Manchester but I would rather come here to be treated. After the treatment, I took Emma back to the Czech Republic and they said her condition had improved. Unless the problem comes back, Emma does not need surgery and I hope she never will. She is also now wearing a magnetic bracelet and the combination of both has made a huge difference to her.”

Lisa has clients in Lancashire, London, Lincoln and Scotland and has held several ‘pop-up’ shops in London and attended shows.

Sam said: “Bioresonance is something that is not that well known here and for the first few months after opening it was quiet, but in the last three months it has really taken off which is why we have opened a second treatment room.”

To find out more visit www.biores.co.uk or email info@biores.co.uk for Lisa, or www.ssbioresonance.uk or email info@ssbioresonance.uk for Samantha.

by Catherine Smyth Media

Helmshore Farm Leads Way Preserving Rare Breeds and Now Selling Meat Locally

Down on the farm with the cows, from left Josh Vines, Kayley and Tim.
Photo Catherine Smyth Media

MEAT from rare breeds reared in Helmshore is served in fine dining restaurants and on cruise ships and is now available locally to buy.

It was five years ago that Tim Vines, his son Josh and daughter-in-law Kayley decided to try their hand at farming having had a handful of cattle on their 15-acres of land.

Tim and his wife Debbie invested in 150 acres at neighbouring Kiln Clough Farm, in Helmshore Road, which had been used for rearing sheep. Now it is home to 93 rare breed and native cattle including Belted Galloway, Riggit and Blue Grey, and 150-200 rare breed and native pigs including Oxford Sandy and Black, Tamworth and Middle White.

Josh Vines with the mix of rare breed and native pigs at Kiln Clough Farm.

In response to a BBC documentary on environmental issues stemming from intensive beef farming ‘Meat: a threat to our planet’, Tim said: “Here we have sustainable grazing livestock and they convert naturally growing grass into high quality protein. Grazing livestock acts as a natural fertiliser for the soil and it stores carbon to maintain the habitat and look after the land. Our meat is no threat to the planet.”

The family owns Northern Whisper Brewery in Cloughfold and for the last four years a hugely popular beer festival has been held on the farm over four days in August. Half the animals’ feed comes from spent grain from the brewery as sustainability is very important to the family.

Josh, 27, said: “We set up the Larder Drop for two reasons, firstly to diversify the farm’s business activities and secure our future in this time of uncertainty in the UK. Secondly, we had received a lot of messages through our beer festival page over the last few years from people wanting to buy our meat.”


Josh Vines with Looby Lou a Belted Galloway being hand reared after being rejected by her mother

Animals are supplied to a high-end wholesaler, but in response to the local demand the family has set up an online company Larder Drop and now ‘buys back’ cuts for customers. All meat sold through Larder Drop comes in as little plastic and non-recyclable packaging as possible.

Josh said: “We are promoting as many rare and different breeds because we want to do our bit to support traditional British breeds and they each provide different cuts of meat. We allow our animals to mature at their own rate and that is what gives their meat its superior texture and flavour. Our meat has 30 per cent less saturated fat and is rich in Omega 3.”

During the week Tim and farmhands run the farm while Josh runs Northern Whisper where Kayley works. Josh and other family members still run Response Footwear in Cloughfold, which Tim founded.

Tim, 62, added: “I didn’t want to think about retiring, gardening and growing old.”

To visit Larder Drop log on to the Facebook page Kiln Clough Farm or visit www.larderdrop.co.uk. Local deliveries are made free of charge.

by Catherine Smyth Media

11-year-old’s story becomes book to help others

Heather Rose and son Isaac Sharples with his book and letters from pupils who have read and loved it.

AN ELEVEN-year-old boy’s battle to control his emotions has been captured in a child-friendly book to help other children struggling with everyday life.

Heather Rose, 41, from Haslingden, set up her business Mindset and Me a year ago when she realised the techniques she had used to help her son Isaac Sharples, cope with his ADHD and autism could also help others.

She said: “When he left nursery and started pre-school, there were signs. Our life was complicated and there had been a number of deaths in the family, but Isaac’s reactions were extreme and he showed violent behaviour. At school they labelled him as a ‘naughty boy’ and it took us five years to finally find out what was wrong, including paying for a private diagnosis.”

Through her business, Heather created a series of products to help other children including affirmation cards, worksheets and journals. On social media, she charted the progress Isaac had made since introducing the techniques and he starred in his own video when he recounted his journey. It has been viewed more than 8,000 times.

Now it has been turned into a children’s book – ‘Isaac the Master of Emotions’ which tells the story of a shy and struggling Isaac, who can’t cope with everyday experiences and how, with help from his toy Dragon, he finds a new path. Isaac, who attends Belmont School in Rawtenstall, said: “It is about how I learnt to manage my feelings, how I learnt to deal with the daily battles when I am angry or sad and how I learnt to keep control of my emotions.

“I find it difficult to make friends and sometimes I get very shy. If I went to a park I would struggle to go and make friends with children who were playing if I didn’t know them. Now in a morning my mum and I shout positive affirmations. ‘I am brave’, ‘I am strong’, ‘I am ready’ and it makes me feel happy and it changes the way I feel about the day.

“When things get on top of me I used not to be able to control myself and I would get into trouble. Now I just count to 10 and I take deep breaths and I remove myself and most of the time it works.”

Emma Pearsall, an emotional support teacher at Ashley High School and Sixth Form in Widnes – a specialist school for students with autism and social communication difficulties – has followed Isaac’s story on social media. She bought the book and read it to students and a delighted Isaac received 10 personally addressed letters.

He said: “They wrote to say how much they had enjoyed the book; that made me feel happy.”

Although Heather knew she wanted to turn Isaac’s journey into a book, it took six months before she found writer Emma Bowyer, who lives in New Zealand. Heather and Emma are both members of the international networking group Mums In Business Association (MIBA) and the book has been written in collaboration with Isaac and Heather.

Heather, who co-ordinates Lancashire and North Manchester MIBA and is also head co-ordinator for UK and Europe, said: “I have always wanted to bring out a book and wanted to Isaac’s story to inspire others. We want to get the book to as many children as possible so it can help them to be able to control their emotions and cope with daily life situations.

“I want to change strategies for mental health for future generations.”

The book is available from www.mindsetandme.com or email heather@mindsetandme.uk or like the Facebook page Mindset and Me.

by Catherine Smyth Media

Partnership forms to aid recycling in Rossendale

Bright & Beautiful Rossendale franchisee Nicola Bailey with crisp packets ready for recycling

A PARTNERSHIP has been struck between eco-housekeeping company Bright & Beautiful Rossendale and Helmshore Recycling.

Many items that can’t be recycled in the blue bin, including felt tip pens, crisp packets and ink cartridges, can now be left at Nicola Bailey’s cleaning franchise shop on Bank Street, Rawtenstall.

Nicola said: “We had a customer call in who explained that he had been taking recyclables to a lady in Bury. He was pleased to find out he now has somewhere local to go, so much so he came back in to take more flyers for Helmshore Recycling and said he would be distributing them among his friends.”

This month is a special one for Nicola as Bright & Beautiful Rossendale is celebrating eight years in business.

She said: “When I took on the franchise, I initially worked from home in Rawtenstall and I was on my own. It was hard. Now I employ 14 people and own a shop; I never thought I would be where I am now.”

Last year the business won the Service Business trophy at Rossendale Business Awards, organised by Valley at Work.

In January, Nicola took the plunge and opened in the former photo shop, and has never looked back. She said: “I had very specific requirements. The shop needed to have storage for the cleaning teams’ equipment, a front of house, room for the washers and dryers and office space, so I had to find the right place.

“Since opening we are bursting at the seams; there was a real need for a laundry service and dry cleaners in the town centre.”

As well as offering a collection point for Helmshore Recycling, run by Samantha Woodend and her daughter Caitlin, Nicola has also slashed her company’s use of single-use plastics by buying products in bulk containers and decanting into reusable spray bottles.

She said: “Our products have always been eco-friendly, now we use them in as environmentally friendly way as possible.”

As part of the company’s eighth birthday celebrations, Bright & Beautiful will be opening a base in Bolton.

Nicola said: “At the moment teams have to collect equipment and products from Rawtenstall when cleaning for Bolton customers, but it is more environmentally friendly to have a base nearer the clients. We are actively marketing in that area and I will be looking to take on another team of three when we have built up the client base.”

For more information contact Nicola on 01706 396668 or visit www.brightandbeautifulhome.com/rossendale

by Catherine Smyth Media

10th Birthday Celebrations at GrowTraffic

GrowTraffic winner of the small Business of The Year category at Rossendale Business Awards 2018, from left Elicia McManus, Hannah Weinhold, Les Nutter from sponsor Cassons, Rachel Weinhold and Simon Dalley. Photo Liz Henson Photography

TENTH anniversary celebrations for a virtual business could see the company opening a town centre premises.

Digital marketing agency GrowTraffic has bases in Lancashire and South Yorkshire and bizarrely owes its origins, in part, to a website on rat breeding launched in 2000 by founder Simon Dalley.

Simon, who lives in Bacup, said: “I was at university when I first created a website, which attracted attention from all over the world and taught me a lot about marketing, onsite search engine optimisation (SEO) and selling online.”

Albeit the subject matter was rather odd, the knowledge Simon acquired from those first ventures into the virtual world, coupled with a career in marketing management, led to the founding of GrowTraffic in 2009.

Simon said: “I realised that while businesses had websites, but they didn’t necessarily work for them or generate an income. GrowTraffic was set up to help companies’ boost their online presence by creating content to drive up customer numbers, but initially it was just a side line to my full-time marketing role with a view to building a client base I could fall back on in the future.

“After a few false starts, false dawns and wrong paths over the last 10 years, the business really took flight after my wife Rachel Weinhold began working on the business full time in 2014.”

Rachel has a degenerative back condition and was medically retired from her job in the NHS; at one stage she was bed-bound. She had always worked so, when she was well enough, she began working with GrowTraffic’s clients as a copywriter and retrained to understand the often misunderstood world of SEO, which is the core of GrowTraffic’s business.

Rachel said: “Things really took off when I went to a Valley at Work meeting, a local group set up to help and support Rossendale businesses. I explained what we do and we began picking up local clients.”

As a result of attending that meeting, the client base switched from national to local and the company began to soar, but the volume of new work was in danger of swamping Rachel. At the same time her sister Hannah, who lives in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, was facing redundancy from her position as Service Operations Manager at a tech company, following that business’s acquisition.

She joined the GrowTraffic team as Commercial Director and began to put in place the kind of processes and systems to facilitate further growth. Simon said: “This also gave GrowTraffic access to new contacts and a Rotherham location, and we now have a number of significant clients throughout Yorkshire and the East Midlands.”

As a largely virtual business with employees in Rossendale and Rotherham, GrowTraffic is seeking to open a visible presence, firstly in Bacup, and is currently at an early stage in negotiations. With the trio at its helm, the company tripled its turnover and last year won the small Business of the Year category at Rossendale Business Awards; in January the company was a finalist in the Red Rose Awards Digital Business category.

For the third year, GrowTraffic is ‘giving back’ by sponsoring the Creative Business category in the Rossendale Business Awards, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary. Rachel said: “The awards had a much bigger impact than I was expecting and people from all over Lancashire heard about our success.”

by Catherine Smyth Media

Quizzers raise nearly £840 for local Cancer Research UK group

Picture: Liz Henson Photography

QUIZZERS put their knowledge to the test to help raise £837 for the Cancer Research UK Bacup Committee.

At the Rose ‘n’ Bowl in Stacksteads, 144 attendees enjoyed tackling a host of questions from history to TV show photos, dingbats to music. The committee is currently raising money to fund research into an into ‘early warning’ blood test which can detect if melanoma will return, being carries out by a team led by Prof Richard Marais at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

The next fundraising event will be a curry and quiz at the Ashoka in Rawtenstall on Thursday October 17, 6.30pm for 7pm cost £15 per person.

On Saturday December 7 a Christmas Fayre will be held at Central Methodist Church from 10am-noon admission adults £1 and children 50p.

Bacup Tenor Sean Returns Home

Sean Ruane by Liz Henson Photography

SUPERB feedback and a host of requests prompted Bacup-born singer Sean Ruane to invite his friends back on stage for a second concert in the town.

For the last two years, international opera singer Sean has just been holding a ‘Sean and Friends’ night at Bacup Royal Court Theatre.

Sean said: “We had such good feedback from our May concert on social media and people were asking us if we would do a Christmas show that we decided let’s do it. It will be a true variety show with a host of home-grown Valley talent showcasing the amazing singers and talented musicians and performers that we have in Rossendale.”

May’s show opened with St Anne’s Community Choir and the singers, from primary school age to pensioners, will be back at Christmas to delight the audience.

Sean said: “I think having the community choir performing made the last concert extra special because the audience could see themselves in the performance. The choir was set up initially to combat isolation and it now attracts people from all over Rossendale.

“Since performing in Bacup, members have gone on to sing at Wembley in front of 70,000 rugby fans where they helped to keep a tradition from 1929 alive by singing ‘Abide With Me’. This concert, on Saturday December 7, will have traditional carols and Christmas songs for the audience to interact and sing along with and some surprises.”

Sean, who grew up on the Pennine Road Estate, loves returning to the theatre where his career started, especially when he sees familiar faces.

He said: “Chrissie Donnelly and Mrs Daley were always on the front row when I was younger; they used to look after me as a child when my mum died when I was four. Both Chrissie and Mrs Daley are sadly no longer with us, but now Chrissie’s daughter Theresa takes up a front row seat and I look forward to seeing her again in December.

“These concerts are all about connecting the community and it is amazing how many people tell me that is just what happens when they come along.”

As well as the choir, cruise ship artists The Lomax Brothers will be on stage along with singer Rachel Spencer, who owns Sophia Management and Casting Agency. Twelve-year-old Danny Dunning will be singing again at Sean’s concert. This time he will perform a solo of ‘Walking in the Air’ with piano accompaniment and, as part of a trio with Sean and Max Lomax, 12, Danny will be signing ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’.

Classical pianist Joanna Garcia will be accompanying Sean and brass trio Josh Brown, Thomas Kershaw and George Hanson and ‘The Band’ of Liam Spencer, Dan Connolly and Roger Hindle will be playing.

Sean now runs Chant Productions, working with young people, groups and businesses to create choirs and perform.

He said: “It has been a busy year and although not performing live at The Ashes, the England cricket team did walk out to my recording of ‘Jerusalem’. We are also working with Blackburn charity Child Action North West and BBC Children In Need.”

Tickets are £13 and available from the Royal Court Theatre Box Office or Wishes Galore in Bacup.

by Catherine Smyth Media