All the fun of the fair for well-loved charity
RESIDENTS joined friends and family for a summer fair at a wellloved charity.
The Rossendale Trust opened its doors to the community for its annual summer fair.
The charity, on Hollin Lane in Sutton, provides support to adults with learning and physical disabilities in purpose built apartments at the base in Sutton and houses in Buxton. It also runs activities and opened a new Oakwood Arts and Media Centre in June.
Each year at its summer fair, volunteers open their doors to the community to raise extra funds.
This year more than 5,000 people attended the event at Rossendale Hall to help raise more than £7,000.
Sue Heaven, head of fundraising, said: “It was a fantastic day, the sun shone and we had a great turnout.
“This year was bigger than ever, with many stalls and our raffle with fantastic prizes donated by the local business community.
“There were more stalls and activities than ever before, which attracted the biggest crowd ever.
“Everyone had a great time and a turnout of over 800 people, coupled with the enormous effort of all those involved helped us reach a record breaking total of more than £7,000.”
Money was raised from various classic fete stalls, entertainment and games and refreshments including a barbecue, beer tent and cream teas.
All money raised goes towards the Activity Fund which aims to enrich the lives of the tenants at Rossendale, from enabling trips outs to buying equipment needed to enable them to participate in activities.
●● Hundreds enjoyed the summer fair at Rossendale Trust in Sutton