Sheffield gala organisers’ joy at record charity total

Ecclesfield Gala.
Ecclesfield Gala.
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Organisers of a Sheffield gala are celebrating after the event raised a bumper amount for charity.

Ecclesfield Gala raised £7,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support, beating last year’s total by over £1,000.

Over the years the gala has raised in excess of £125,000, which has been used at the palliative care unit at the Northern General Hospital.

Committee member Michael Whiting, from Chapeltown, said: “The event is organised by volunteers and it’s a real team effort.

“We’re really pleased not only to have raised such a fantastic amount for Macmillan but to put on an event which the people of Ecclesfield really get behind and enjoy.”

Entertainment at this year’s event included a Kennel Club-approved dog show, Phoenix falconry display, Dearne Youth Band, parrot rescue, dog agility display, classic motorbikes, stalls, games, amusement rides, slides, homemade cakes and even belly dancing.

The team is already planning for 2015 and looking for sponsors. Call 07545 419 725.