Sun shines at trust’s an­nual summer fete

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

THE TEN­ANTS at Rossendale Trust made every­one wel­come for their an­nual summer fete, which raised more than £6,000 for the char­ity.

There was mu­sic, stalls and fun in the grounds of Rossendale Hall, off Hollin Lane, which pro­vides ac­com­mo­da­tion and sup­ports adults with dis­abil­i­ties.

Sue Heaven, head of fundrais­ing, said: “It was a record turnout, thanks to the blaz­ing sun­shine.

“So many lo­cal peo­ple, friends, and fam­ily of our ten­ants turned up to help out and sup­port us. We made over £6,000.

“We were so pleased it didn’t rain af­ter the washout that Satur­day was.

“We couldn’t do it with­out the help of so many vol­un­teers, as well as our staff giv­ing their time for free. Peo­ple baked cakes, manned the co­conut shy, bar­be­cue and so much more. The money raised will go di­rectly to ben­e­fit the lives of the adults with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties that we care for here at Rossendale. It’s a great cause.”

The Rossendale Trust sup­ports peo­ple with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties to lead the very best lives they can.

Fifty-eight peo­ple live in apart­ments at the Trust’s main site or in one of three other prop­er­ties in Mac­cles­field.

The trust aims to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment where every­one is en­cour­aged to reach their full po­ten­tial and also runs a pop­u­lar day ser­vice ‘Oak­wood’, which of­fers so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing me­dia, leisure, swim­ming and crafts.

●● Paul Mot­ter­shead, a ten­ant at Canalside View, en­joys the fete at The Rossendale Trust

●● Trevor Ken­ner­ley gets some tips at the beauty stall

●● Ten­ant Chris Welch en­joys the day

●● left, Mar­garet Mot­ter­shead en­joys the sun­shine, above, Ken Lock sam­ples the choco­late foun­tain, and right, Louise Lewis and Jodie Ban­ner­man are in high spir­its

●● Vin­cent Gre­gory and Gary Bram­mer from Oak­wood share a joke

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