Skip to main content

The Hyndburn Academy have produced a spectacular centrepiece showcasing community cohesion for The Mayor of Hyndburn’s Charity Ball.

Leading the project has been the Head of Art & Technology at The Hyndburn Academy, Emma Havoc, with students from the Rishton-based school designing and producing the fantastic centrepieces which will be displayed at the charity ball on Friday 10th March.

With over 80,000 residents, Hyndburn is proud to be an extremely multicultural borough and the fantastic showpieces will represent that, including flags for Pakistan, India, Ukraine and many more.

They will be on show at the charity ball which takes place on Friday 10th March at Accrington Town Hall, with Mayor Of Hyndburn Mr Abdul Khan, and his wife and Mayoress of Hyndburn, Bushra Khan, supporting four charities for their year in office including Macmillan Cancer Support, North West Air Ambulance Charity, East Lancashire Hospice and Accrington & District Blind Society.

The event, which gets underway at 6:30 pm with a drinks reception, will be followed by a fantastic night of entertainment featuring the Accrington Pipe Band, a delicious dinner, an auction and a raffle, as well as performances from Bhangra Dhols & Bollywood Dancers, and local singer Gavin Young, plus much more.

Donations have already been coming in for the Mayor’s chosen charities ahead of the event, with JMWM Hussain Foundation donating £5,000, while Scaitcliffe Community Centre have raised and donated a generous £668.

Emma Havoc, Head of Art & Technology at The Hyndburn Academy, said: “We are extremely proud to have been asked to produce the centrepieces for such a special and important event in the calendar.

“Hyndburn is a diverse community and our students have thoroughly enjoyed producing the centrepieces to showcase just that.

“We hope everyone has a wonderful evening and lots of money can be raised for four brilliant charities.”

The Hyndburn Academy is sponsored by United Learning – a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, they seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people they serve, making it their mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ including students, staff, parents and the wider community.

Visit to learn more about The Hyndburn Academy.