Roof fund boost as an­gels prove a hit

Accrington Observer - - EDUCATION MATTERS -

JON MACPHER­SON

RAIN failed to dampen spir­its as a vil­lage was trans­formed into an an­gel won­der­land.

Around 2,000 peo­ple flocked to the Altham An­gels Fes­ti­val and saw gar­dens filled with eye­catch­ing cre­ations.

Th­ese in­cluded an alien an­gel, nurse an­gel and ‘An­gel of the North’.

Church­war­den Les Moore said the aim of the fes­ti­val was to ‘con­nect Altham St James Church to the com­mu­nity’ as well as rais­ing much-needed funds.

He said: “The weather wasn’t kind to us and the num­bers were well down on last year, but nev­er­the­less it was still a suc­cess.

“As peo­ple walked around they were com­ment­ing about what a lovely feel there was. We also raised £2,500 profit which will go to­wards the cost of a new church roof.”

Ben Walm­s­ley, 13, checks out one of the an­gels on dis­play

Freda White­head, He­len Cox, Maureen Vent and Sylvia Mor­ris at the fes­ti­val

Philip Cox with one of the an­gels

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