Tug-of-war fun day raises £1,700 for fund

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY -

HUN­DREDS at­tended a fam­ily fun day on Satur­day to raise funds for the vic­tims and fam­i­lies of the Bosley ex­plo­sion.

The Queens Arms Pub in Bosley raised more than £1,700 with a se­lec­tion of stalls, pony rides, a bungee run and a car boot sale.

Canal­side Ra­dio pro­vided the mu­sic on the day, which also in­cluded a bouncy castle, face paint­ing, a tombola and raf­fle.

Gwyneth Jones, the pub’s land­lady, whose daugh­ter Kerry or­gan­ised the day, said: “It was fab­u­lous, Kerry did a re­ally good job.”

Bosley Tug of War Club also or­gan­ised a six-a-side com­pe­ti­tion be­tween five mixed gen­der teams.

Pulling their way to vic­tory were Mid­dlewich Young Farm­ers Club, fol­lowed by Ben’s Team in sec­ond, Bosley WAGS, in­clud­ing club mem­bers’ part­ners in third, Adam Par­tridge Auc­tion­eers in fourth and the Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tug­gers in fifth.

Club sec­re­tary Alan Knott said: “There were loads of peo­ple there and the con­test raised more than £400.”

On Sun­day (Au­gust 16) the club com­petes in the Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional League Fi­nals at the Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, be­gin­ning at 11am.

● Right: Bosley Tug-of-War Club in ac­tion at the fam­ily fun day in Bosley ●● Be­low: Lilly Mathie, seven, en­joys a pony ride and Ge­orge Foster, six, goes up in the world in a trac­tor cab

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