BBC Radio Lancashire Christmas charity tin appeal

The last tin appeal at BBC Radio Lancashire
Image caption During the last tin appeal, 3,200 tins and 24 carrier bags of cakes and biscuits were collected.

BBC Radio Lancashire has launched a Christmas appeal to help the homeless and those living in extreme poverty.

They have teamed up with four charities - Help the Homeless in Chorley, Nightsafe in Blackburn, Vincent House in Blackpool and Emmaus in Burnley.

They are asking for anything that comes in a tinned can to be donated.

Donations can be dropped off at the studios on Darwen Street in Blackburn or at collection points across across the county.

The tins will be used by the charities in their soup kitchens or as emergency food parcels and will be distributed to the homeless and those in extreme poverty.

There are collection points at markets across the county - Accrington, Burnley, Colne, Nelson, Darwen, Bacup, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Lancaster, Morecambe and Preston.

During the last tin appeal in 2007, 3,200 tins and 24 carrier bags full of cakes, biscuits and mince pies were collected.

For more information on the appeal, contact the Helpdesk on 0845 305 9000.

Lancashire Sings Christmas

BBC Radio Lancashire is also joining Churches Together in Lancashire for the second Lancashire Sings Christmas, to be broadcast on Thursday 22 December at 19:00 GMT.

Groups of people in villages and towns around the county are invited to gather together to listen to BBC Radio Lancashire and sing along to the carol service.

If you would like to know where there is a group near you, or if you would like to form a new group, you can get full details from the Helpdesk or on the website.

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