MORE than 1000 people flocked to St Luke’s Hospice’s 40th birthday summer fair, the Sheffield institution’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Families tucked into grub from stalls at the fair’s new international food court, washing it down with beer from Kelham Island brewery while children played on rides.
Anna Sheppard, events fundraising manager at the hospice, said money is still coming in but staff hope to beat last year’s total. She said: “It was a really fabulous day. The few odd showers did not put off the crowds, who were hungry for a bargain and a bite of something delicious to eat. We saw a return of a bigger beer tent supported by Kelham Island Brewery and the traditional stalls also made a reappearance with old favourites like the white elephant stall and a raffle.”
Sheffield saxophone maestro Andy Cahill provided entertainment along with rising US singer Beverly Savarin, who is well known in America.
Anna said: “We are confident this year’s fair made more money then last year, so many thanks to our supporters, volunteers and visitors.”