Annual Sheffield gala for cancer charity is a big hit

Jody & Donna Jezusek with Jane Payne manning the stalls
Jody & Donna Jezusek with Jane Payne manning the stalls
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One of the biggest annual galas in Sheffield has proved to be a hit yet again.

The Ecclesfield Gala provided plenty of fun for all the family – with all money raised going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The MacMillan stalls were always busy ones

The MacMillan stalls were always busy ones

Thousands of people visited the gala at Ecclesfield Park on Sunday and enjoyed glorious sunshine and a host of attractions.

The programme featured a dog show, karate and dance demonstrations, classic cars and motorbikes, fairground rides and lots of stalls.

Legendary Macmillan fundraiser John Burkhill – nicknamed the Mad Man With A Pram – also attended with his Olympic Torch, along with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Talib Hussain.

The gala has been running for more than 28 years and has raised in excess of £100,000 for charity.

John Burkhill tries out a faster mode of fundraising

John Burkhill tries out a faster mode of fundraising

Rob Turner, senior fundraising manager for Macmillan, said: “It was a really fantastic and busy day.

“The event went really well and lots of people came out to support Macmillan.

“It is too early to know how much we have raised but the weather always helps and it was really sunny.

“I work for Macmillan and the whole event is organised by a group of volunteers. It was a fantastic day and we hope to have raised more than last year.”

The Barnsley Youth Orchestra knocking out a few tunes for the crowds

The Barnsley Youth Orchestra knocking out a few tunes for the crowds