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Fun day for A Local Wish
Fun day for A Local Wish
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A charity aimed at granting treats for deserving local people raised around £10,000 at the weekend with just two events.

Organisers of a ball on Friday night and a family fun day on Sunday were absolutely stunned by the success of the events held in aid of A Local Wish.

Fun day for A Local Wish'Alex Bishop and David Clarke

Fun day for A Local Wish'Alex Bishop and David Clarke

Around 200 revellers enjoyed a ball in a marquee in the grounds of the home of David and Rachel Floyd in Elm on Friday, which included dancing to popular band The Vision.

The evening also included a charity auction and raffle and Nickie Bantoft, of Bantoft and Co who together with Christina Purcell of Holiday With Us started A Local Wish, was amazed at how generous people were in supporting the whole event.

On Sunday around 600 adults plus children attended the Party in the Park family fun day, which was again held at the Floyds home in Begdale Road. The day included live music, children’s entertainment and bouncy castles.

“The weekend was absolutely fantastic, both events have exceeded our expectations and we have raised about double what we were expecting,” said Nickie.

Fun day for A Local Wish'Eden Doughty

Fun day for A Local Wish'Eden Doughty

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish - LtoR, David and Nickie Bantoft, David and Rachel Floyd and Christina Purcell and Alan Piggott.

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish - LtoR, David and Nickie Bantoft, David and Rachel Floyd and Christina Purcell and Alan Piggott.

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish

Summer ball in aid of Local Wish