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