Couple aim for £10,000 in a day to fight cancer

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A big-hearted couple are hoping to raise £10,000 in just one day to help people fighting cancer.

Peter Sivitter and Carly Hayward are staging a free family festival at Millhouses Park for 3,000 people in July.

They want to boost the coffers of Macmillan Cancer Support with the action-packed extravaganza.

Lorry driver Peter, of Dinnington, said: “Macmillan is one of those charities which everyone wants to help because cancer has touched all of our lives.

“It’s a charity that is on the front line every day, and a great one to help.

“It all started when I offered to play a guitar and shake a bucket at another charity event last year and it grew into an amazing day.”

The Macmillan extravaganza, on July 19, is aimed at teaching youngsters new skills.

Entertainment will include a variety of different sports, from Brazilian capoeira to egg-and-spoon races and belly dancing.

A main stage will feature music acts showcasing African drumming, rapping and folk music.

Youngsters will also be able to take along their own instruments to join in ‘jamming’ sessions with the bands.

Poetry, magic shows and a Michael Jackson tribute are also lined up.

Peter and fitness instructor Carly, of Chesterfield, are hoping well-known Sheffield Macmillan campaigner John Burkhill will open the event, as it is a cause close to his heart, and that a business would be able to sponsor the festival.

Peter, aged 36, said: “People’s generosity has been amazing.”

The festival will also include children’s rides, stalls and a large raffle.

Further details are to be announced.