History lovers and funfair fans help the hospice

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BEING a member of The University of Sheffield History Society isn’t just about looking into the past - it’s also about caring for the present.

Members of the Society held a cocktail evening and auction in aid of Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice, and raised a total of £750.

“We are delighted the History Society chose to support us,” said St Luke’s community fundraising manager Fran Morley.

“As a charity we touch the lives of so many people but we couldn’t continue to provide our services without this sort of support.”

Meanwhile all the fun of the fair has raised almost £4,000 for the same good cause.

Farrar’s Funfairs provided the rides at Sheffield city centre’s Magical Christmas event, and all profits from the festive attraction - amounting to £3,680 - went to Sheffield’s only hospice.

Farrar’s Fun Fairs was launched in 1876 by John Farrar and remains an independent business to this day, now operated by the Percival family.

Fran said: “It’s great that a family business is supporting St Luke’s, which does so much for families across the city.”