Proud of Burnley hear of Prince Charles’s love for town

Princes Trust and Twister members Sam Lockwood, Tasha Curtis, Tracey Duerden, Awais Javid and Katie Sunderland at the Proud of Burnley event held at Burnley Mechanics. A150211/4c
Princes Trust and Twister members Sam Lockwood, Tasha Curtis, Tracey Duerden, Awais Javid and Katie Sunderland at the Proud of Burnley event held at Burnley Mechanics. A150211/4c

BURNLEY is a town to be proud of.

That was the message at a gathering at the Mechanics on Tuesday to remind people what the town has to offer and thank them for being “ambassadors” for Burnley.

The Proud of Burnley campaign was launched by Business in the Community, one of the Prince’s Charities that is working towards raising the profile of Burnley and encouraging residents to remember Burnley has a lot to offer and spread that messsage wherever they are, at home or abroad.

The aim was to gather ambassadors and guests to hear about the progress of the campaign and 50 people were welcomed by chairman of the Proud of Burnley steering group Amanda Skeldon, regional communications manager for Business in the Community.

Supporters of the scheme include Burnley Council, the Burnley Express, Calico housing, the Prince’s Charities and Prince’s Trust.

There was a short film in which Dame Julia Cleverdon, Prince Charles’s representative in Burnley, explained how the Prince took the town to his heart after a visit when he was enchanted by its heritage, especially the Weavers’ Triangle, and people.

He kept his promise to become involved and the Prince’s Charities work with young and old, business and the arts all over Burnley.

There were presentations from young people in the TWISTER project and Burnley Youth Theatre, who are helped by the Prince’s Charities, and Natalie Brown from Warburtons spoke about the work of the Business for Burnley group.