Bear hugs at party

Heage garden party, Ripley road in aid of action medical research. Hollie Mills with paddington bear.
Heage garden party, Ripley road in aid of action medical research. Hollie Mills with paddington bear.

a NEW record was set at a garden party in Heage as £3,700 was raised for charity.

The annual bash, at 57 Ripley Road, was in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Last year’s party raised £3,500 for the charity.

The afternoon of fun was opened by Action Medical Research mascot Paddington Bear, Dr Tracey Mills, who is a grant holder for the charity, and local midwife Lynne Ayre.

Activities included pony and trap rides, penalty shoot-outs, skittles, line dancing and raffles, among many other things.

Liz Allan, one of the event organisers, said: “It was fantastic. A huge thankyou to all who helped, all the businesses that supported us, and all the community, who turned out in force.

“Also a big thankyou to Jean and Glyn Fardoe, whose house we used, and their neighbours Ann and Alan Bourne. It was a cracking day.”