All the fun of the fair for well-loved char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

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

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