Spring fair blooms despite the hail
VISITORS braved rain, snow and hail to attend a spring fair in aid of a popular charity.
The Rossendale Trust held its annual spring fair to raise much needed funds to support its day service centre, named Oakwood.
The charity supports adults with learning and physical disabilities from its base on Hollin Lane in Sutton.
Despite rain, snow and hail, visitors flocked to buy items made and grown by the individuals who attend Oakwood. There were crafts as well as carefully tended plants for sale from the Oakwood team.
Oakwood supports individuals with learning and some physical disabilities to participate in small group activities that fit their needs.
This is achieved through offering choice and opportunity, within environments that encourage social interaction and integration into the local community.
All the visitors who braved the weather were met with a warm welcome and hot food from a barbecue.
The team from the charity say it was a successful day and raised in excess of £750. This money will go to directly support the Trust and its day service.
Jason Blythe, who is Oakwood’s day service manager, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a great success.”
For more about the Trust call 01260 252500 or visit rossendaletrust.org.
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●● Adam Hipwell and Sofia Sparks at Rossendale Trust’s spring fair