First Lucky Dog picnic this weekend

Darren Brown won't be in Todmorden this weekend - but dozens of tourists will be
Darren Brown won't be in Todmorden this weekend - but dozens of tourists will be
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FANS of Todmorden’s famous fido will arrive in town on Saturday for the inaugural Lucky Dog picnic.

Following the enduring appeal of illusionist Derren Brown’s Bafta award-winning TV programme about the Lucky Dog in Centre Vale Park, fans will arrive to have their photo taken with the pooch.

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Abid Hussain will greet guests in the park from 12.30pm, with the picnic at 1pm.

Jacqui Matthews, from Todmorden Information Centre, said: “Some of Derren Brown’s most loyal followers are coming this weekend to have a picnic with the dog.

“We are still getting a lot of enquiries about it.”

Stephen Curry, Lucky Dog Project facilitator, said getting more national coverage would be good for Todmorden.

“The picnic might become an annual event,” he said. “It’s Todmorden’s opportunity to grab the limelight. In years to come, people will remember the Lucky Dog.”

There are plans to create Lucky Dog memorabilia.

“If we can get to a position where we can sell merchandise, we could raise money to give to local charities.”