Wortley fundraiser nets over £1,600 for Candlelighters

Pink power: The fundraiser raised more than £1,600 for Candlelighters. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Words: Jean Hollings

Photos: Simon Cullingworth

On a late February Saturday afternoon people turned out to support Wortley runner Stacy Procter and her army of pink fundraisers for Candlelighters

Stalls at St John’s Church in Wortley varied from new toys, cakes, sweets, personalised gifts/chocolates by ‘Novelty Chocolates Bars & Treats’ plus face painting – and organisers were surprised by the huge support in the room. 

With over 150 bottles of alcohol, the bottle tombola was a success and was the first to sell out. The gift tombola just held on until the end. 

Sea of pink: The fundraiser, at St John’s Church in Wortley, drew the cross. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

The main raffle took 20 minutes to complete due to the generous number of donations – well done to all the winners. 

A staggering amount of over £1,680 was raised and will be greatly appreciated by Candlelighters. 

One of the fundraising stalls yesterday. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Ellie Durkan, a student from Salford University, made the journey home to perform (sing and play the guitar) live especially for the event. 

Salford University student Ellie Durkan sang and played the guitar at the event. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Stacy, a member of the Bramley Breezers running group who has held numerous fundraisers for Yorkshire-based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters, made an emotional ‘thank you’ speech to close the event.

The event will be back in next February – look out for details nearer the date. 


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