A family fun day and beer festival has raised more than £3000 for good causes thanks to the Alvanley Charity Fund.
Among the attractions that brought residents out of their houses and into the community were the village stocks, scarecrows, a balloon race, live music and firework finale.
The Alvanley Charity Fund was set up last year to promote village life and strengthen the community while raising much needed support for deserving causes. This year it was supported by an army of locals who all played their part to ensure it was a success.
“It’s great to see so many local people and customers getting involved, “ said Darren Sayle who is licensee of the White Lion public house and was a founding member of the fund.
“Our headline charity this year is The Stroke Association who we will donate half of the money to, and the remainder will be used to support our own community groups. We have already received applications from the church, pre-school and village hall that will each benefit from the fund.”
Fully entering into the spirit of the occasion Darren and local councillors each took their turn in the village stocks to help raise money. The fund was also boosted by the sale of 1,000 balloons that were released on the day. And with the White Lion playing a pivotal role in the occasion a well ordered beer festival ensured that a good time was had by all.
“This was the second of our three village charity events this year. In February we based a sell-out murder mystery on local characters to raise £1,344. We will follow this up in the Autumn and hope to generate a total of over £6,000 for charity this year.”
“This is a great success for a small village and a welcome opportunity to be fully involved. The day brought everybody from all walks of life together which makes Alvanley such a great place to live.”
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Notes to the editor
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.
The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants.
For further information please contact Carmen.Byrne@frederic-robinson.co.uk or call 07814 394965