Fun of the fair at school event

Char­ity chal­lenge for Trevor

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

THE HOLLINHEY May Fair was a wash out – but only in terms of the weather.

The chil­dren and staff at Hollinhey Pri­mary School in Sut­ton school hosted the event for an­other year with a va­ri­ety of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment for the com­mu­nity.

The fair each year takes on a spe­cially cho­sen theme for chil­dren and par­ents to get in­volved in.

This year the theme was The Olympics ahead of the games to take place in Rio this sum­mer and to get chil­dren into the spirit of play­ing sport in school.

The event in­cluded a pa­rade by the May Queen and her at­ten­dants.

Janet Mott, head­teacher at Hollinhey Pri­mary School, said: “Ev­ery­body who at­tended had lots of ac­tiv­i­ties to take part in.

“This in­cluded a bot­tle­bola, a raf­fle, archery, pony rides, an Olympic style bouncy A TEN­ANT at the Rossendale Trust com­pleted the chal­lenge of a life­time for the char­ity.

Trevor Ken­ner­ley com­pleted the Great Manch­ester Run to raise funds.

It’s some­thing he’s al­ways wanted to do to help the char­ity but he uses a wheel­chair so he didn’t com­pete as run­ner. How­ever, he was able to ful­fil his dream with the sup­port of two keen friends Ja­son Blythe and Karl Down­ing.

Trevor un­der­took a chal­lenge and slide and a shoot­ing gallery.

“There were also re­fresh­ments and in­di­vid­ual stalls.

“The fair this year had an Olympic theme and our page boys car­ried the Olympic flags to set the scene.

Amy, the re­tir­ing May Queen, crowned Sam, the 2016 Hollinhey May Queen who was sup­ported by Tia, Ly­dia, Josie, Teddy, Jack and her page boy, Nye.

“The Bosley May King and at­ten­dants and Gawsworth May Queen and at­ten­dants joined us for our cer­e­mony and fun of the fair.

“Every­one had a won­der­ful time.

“They all looked fab­u­lous and the Olympic flags, the red, white and blue back­drop and the Olympic themed bunting re­ally gave the fair an Olympic feel.

“Well done every­one for mak­ing it a won­der­ful rig­or­ous train­ing regime that saw him swim­ming and en­joy­ing a new healthy eat­ing plan. This paid off and en­abled his team to com­plete the course in one hour and 10 min­utes.

He had many sup­port­ers cheer­ing him around the ar­du­ous 10K course. This made the whole ex­pe­ri­ence very emo­tional for Trevor. Trust bosses say there are so many peo­ple to thank for sup­port­ing Trevor in­clud­ing spon­sors, but also The Help­ful Hand in Mac­cles­field who lent a day.”

The event takes place each year to raise money for school funds. wheel chair fit for rac­ing.

Trevor said: “I’ve watched oth­ers tak­ing part for years and thought it was about time I did it for my­self. It was fan­tas­tic.”

Sue Heaven, head of fundrais­ing, said: “Trevor is an in­spi­ra­tion, his ded­i­ca­tion leading up to the event and on the day it­self was out­stand­ing. Not only that, but he has raised in ex­cess of £900 for the char­ity he loves.”

Go to vir­gin­money­giv­ team/tken­ner­ley to do­nate.

●● Trevor Ken­ner­ley re­ceives his medal at the end of the race for Rossendale Trust

●● May Queen and at­ten­dants at Hollinhey Pri­mary School in Sut­ton

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