Rain can’t stop Pound Day fun

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

RAIN did not dampen the spir­its of vis­i­tors who flocked to Great Har­wood Show­ground for one of East Lan­cashire’s best loved fundrais­ing events.

This year Child Ac­tion North­west (CANW) moved their Pound Day to the new lo­ca­tion.

The re­vamped fun day in­cluded a fair­ground zone, horse show, mu­sic per­for­mances and a cir­cus zone where vis­i­tors could learn jug­gling, plate spin­ning and stilt walk­ing.

Vis­i­tors had the chance to sam­ple a se­lec­tion of dishes at a street food mar­ket and a com­mu­nity zone which fea­tured stalls by lo­cal com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions. A spe­cial stall was also set up for peo­ple to be­come in­volved with CANW as foster car­ers, vol­un­teers and fundrais­ers.

Martin Hart­ley-Smith, CANW’s busi­ness and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, said hun­dreds of peo­ple at­tended, adding: “We are thrilled that so many peo­ple braved the rain and came and en­joyed a great day out.

“We haven’t yet added all the funds up but we are hop­ing to have raised a sig­nif­i­cant amount, which will all go to­wards help­ing some of the most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, young peo­ple and fam­i­lies across the North West.”

Pic­tures: Do­minic Sal­ter

From left: Belinda Hulse, Ni­cola Birtwistle and Katie Ren­wick from Free Cakes for Kids UK

Andy Richards from Friends of the Cats

Stephanie Wil­son (left) and, Me­gan Crowther with Adrian Se­limov, eight

Kevin Wil­son

One of the singers from band LDMP

Amanda Hayes and Noah Hayes, seven

From left: Nick John­son, Lucy John­son, 11, Amelia Pick­er­ing, seven, and Steve Pick­er­ing from Rossendale Moun­tain Res­cue

Mal Shread with A Euro­pean Ea­gle Owl

Re­becca Slane and Fiona Gra­ham from Oh My Glaze street food

Martin Hart­ley Smith

Band LDMP en­ter­tain

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