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    X-Factor's Chris appears in Chipping

    Posted by Spex Opticians, 4th February 2014

    Kevin Horkin and Guests at X-factor appearance Ball

    X Factor runner up Chris Maloney was the surprise guest at a “red, white and blue” ball staged by the Clitheroe branch of the Ribble Valley Conservative Association at Chipping’s Gibbon Bridge Hotel.

    A party of 110 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and were entertained by Blackpool entertainer Peter Anthony and swing singer Ed Norr.

    The surprise guest, Liverpudlian Chris Maloney, came third behind Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur in 2012’s X Factor competition.

    Event organiser Kevin Horkin said: “I am delighted with the response – it was a terrific night and £5,000 was raised for the party funds.”

    Event organiser Kevin Horkin with some of those who attended the ball including surprise guest Chris Maloney (far right)

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    Lancashire stages a takeover of 11 Downing Street

    Posted by Spex Opticians, 4th February 2014

    Kevin Horkin and Guests at 11 Downing Street

    Lancastrians staged a takover of 11 Downing Street with the blessing of George Osborne. He was among a host of guests at the event, organised by Clitheroe businessman and councillor Kevin Horkin, who brought together heads of industry, philanthropists, councillors and MPs to promote the Community Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside.

    He said: ‘ The Lancashire and Merseyside Community Foundation forms a central body for helping to support good causes in our county. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase all that is great in Lancashire.’

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    Lancashire stages a takeover of 11 Downing Street

    Posted by Spex Opticians, 4th February 2014

    Kevin Horkin and Guests at X-factor appearance Ball

    There was a red rose takeover at 10 Downing Street when a reception brought together some of the region's movers and shakers.

    Influential people from accross the region attended the event, hosted by the PM's wife, Samantha Cameron, along with a host of celebrity friends who came along to celebrate all that is good about Lancashire.

    Lancashire businessman, Kevin Horkin, a former Lancashire Community Philanthropist of the year and organiser of the event, said "Samantha Cameron very graciously agreed to host the event which was attended by people who share one thing in common; they all love Lancashire.

    The Lancashire Community Foundationforms a central body for helping good causes. Philanthropy is vitally important, especially in these uncertain times where some people in local communities are really struggling. If philanthropy can meet community needs and support local aspirations, then it is to be encouraged and celebrated." said Kevin Horkin.