Spring fair blooms de­spite the hail

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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.

●● Sarah Dale, Jenni Par­don, Vic Jack­son, Richard Mau­rice, Emma Dixon, Kerry Robin­son and Katie Hank­in­son are or­gan­is­ing a barn bash for East Cheshire Hospice

●● Adam Hip­well and Sofia Sparks at Rossendale Trust’s spring fair

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