Family fun day raises £3,500 for good causes

Isabella (3) and Olivia Reed (7).

Isabella (3) and Olivia Reed (7).

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A chilly and grey Salterforth Sunday was brightened up by the warmth of the village’s friendly annual fun day.

Despite the weather, locals flocked to Salterforth field to enjoy a family day of fun for the 25th year, bearing true the phrase that the event is famously successful come rain or shine.

Leighton Holden (8) and Hayden Clarkson (9).

Leighton Holden (8) and Hayden Clarkson (9).

Although a final figure is not yet known, up to £3,500 is predicted to have been raised throughout the day, which will be donated to a host of good causes by the Salterforth Fun Day Committee in due course.

There were more traditional children’s races than ever before at this year’s event, the fun day favourite donkeys returned again for rides and the fairground introduced in 2014 was thronging with folk attracted by the activities on offer.

As usual, the traditional race up Salterforth Drag concluded another stellar event.

Fun Day Committee secretary, Wendy Fitton, said: “It was just a brilliant day yet again.

Violet Datkiewicz (7), Dillon Hey (9) and Amaya Greenwood (9).

Violet Datkiewicz (7), Dillon Hey (9) and Amaya Greenwood (9).

“The numbers were down slightly on last year but we are only around 10% down on donations at the gate so it has still been an extremely successful fun day. It’s fantastic the way the village works together throughout the year to make it happen and then to see it supported the way it is.

“The crockery stall will return next year as people were asking for it, the stalls were good and the introduction of straw bales for people so they could park themselves proved a great idea.

“We also had a request from First Responders to come along which was nice and they had people stopping talking to them and the children jumping up and down with the CPR dummies.”

Darci Whittaker (8).

Darci Whittaker (8).