Royal wedding bash helps children

Michael Walker, treasurer of Cleckheaton Save the Children, Leilah Nolan, and Anne hodgson, secretary of STC
Michael Walker, treasurer of Cleckheaton Save the Children, Leilah Nolan, and Anne hodgson, secretary of STC

A ROYAL wedding street party raised more than £450 for Save the Children.

The party – at the appropriately named Queen Street in Gomersal – was held in April to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Now the organisers have handed over a cheque for £452 to the Cleckheaton branch of the charity at its annual meeting.

More than 150 people attended the party, which had an entertainer and bouncy castle for the children, and a band, raffle, and tombola for the adults.

Stalls manned by residents included cakes and plants.

Organiser Leilah Nolan thanks fellow helpers Audrey Pinder, Heather Hartley, Brenda Murrock and Aubrey Denning and all the local businesses who had provided support.

The meeting heard that another £412.62 was raised at a recent collection at Sainsbury’s in Brighouse and more than £100 at events at the homes of Mr and Mrs I McKinlay and Anne Longbottom.

The next big event will be a fun day at the Wesley Playhouse in Howden Clough on September 17.