Bags of fun at annual Sough teas event

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More than £1,700 was raised at Sough’s annual Teas in the Park event which hundreds attend for an afternoon of fun in the sun.

After morning rain cleared, organisers from the Colne and West Craven Cancer Research UK fund-raising group had the gazebos up in no time ready to welcome faces old and new.

Photo Neil Cross'Lynn Whittaker on the cake stall at Sough Teas in the Park

Photo Neil Cross'Lynn Whittaker on the cake stall at Sough Teas in the Park

Entertainment was provided in abundance too, as Earby Brass Band provided the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches.

Next Level Dancing brought two groups to delight crowds with their enthusiasm and moves, with the teenage team running the face painting in between dancing, raising nearly £60 for the charity.

The Scouts turned out, bringing with them a go kart which generated much excitement, and a line of coins was created stretching around the bowling green, collecting a further £93.01.

On top of all of this were the unpredictable snail races and competitions including the longest time to hula hoop, the buried treasure hunt, marbles game, giant jenga and shuffleboard, while the winners of the bowling can enjoy a free meal at the Craven Heifer, kindly donated by the Kelbrook hotel.

Margaret Cannon, secretary of the group, said: “Thank you to all our supporters who donated prizes, baked cakes, made sandwiches, donated items to be sold, gave their time to help set up and man the stalls.

“There are too many to mention but thanks to all of the businesses who made very welcome donations of goods and prizes.

“Special thanks to all those who came along to support our event and spent their money. It was a wonderful afternoon.

“A fantastic £1,726 was raised for Cancer Research UK. The money we raise is earmarked to go to the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, where over 400 brilliant scientists are doing some remarkable work into finding cures for cancer.

“They work closely with Manchester University and have strong links with The Christie Hospital, the largest cancer centre in Europe.”