Villagers raise £4,000 to help fund vital research

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Villagers have raised £4,000 at a garden party to help fund vital medical research for children.

The Heage Committee of Action for Medical Research staged the fundraiser - featuring a host of attractions - in two gardens on Ripley Road, Heage.

And supporters turned out in their droves to help boost the total which will help prevent and treat disease and disability in babies and children.

Organiser, Liz Allan, said: “We had a fabulous day. A huge thank you go to the Fardoes and Bournes for the use of their gardens, and the many local businesses which supported us with donations.

“We had many people helping on the day including Scouts from 1st Belper who were brilliant at sorting out items to go on the stalls. “

Events included a barbecue, cream teas, a plant stall, cake stall, penalty shoot out, Ferret racing, white elephant, books, skittles, bouncy castle, dance displays, and other games and raffles.

Paddington Bear, who has been Action for Medical Research’s mascot since 1976, also made an appearance (pictured).