Waverley Gala hailed a success despite rain

Shaun Salmon and some of his artwork

Shaun Salmon and some of his artwork

The second annual Waverley Gala has been hailed a success despite heavy rain threatening to spoil the day.

Families visited the new estate near Catcliffe to enjoy live music, face painting, giant games and a variety of stalls and raise money for Rotherham Hospice.

The day was opened by the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun John Foden, and his wife Kath.

The gala also featured the first ever Waverley Dash, a 5km fun run organised by the Handsworth Roadhogs running club.

Duncan Armstrong-Payne, Harworth Estates’ development manager for Waverley, said: “The day was a success with lots of people braving the rain and taking part in the Waverley Dash. We had local musical entertainment, which brought out the sunshine, giant games, dance classes, face painting and loom band making among other activities.

“Alongside our other sponsors Harron, Taylor Wimpey, Barratts and Marstons, we’ll be back even bigger and better next year - when the weather will hopefully behave!”




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