A bit of good clean fun helps raise over £150 for cancer support

At the fundraiser
At the fundraiser

Young adults in the upper Calder Valley got their hands dirty to raise over £150 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity fun day, held at the youth centre in Todmorden Community College, was attended by around 100 people.

The event was organised by the young people who attend the youth forum at the centre on Burnley Road, who also chose Macmillan as the beneficiary of the event.

The total of £150.41 was raised via a car wash in the centre’s car park; the sale of homemade buns, cakes, tea and coffee; activities for young people, including face painting and nail varnish painting.

There was also a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, which included everything from bottles of wine to inflatable Barbie chairs.

Marie Gresty, a youth worker at the young people’s centre, said: “The event was a great success and really good fun.

“It’s a fantastic total and it’s going to a great charity.

“I’d like to thank the young people for getting involved, members of the public who turned up on the day, the officers from the Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team and local businesses who kindly donated prizes for the raffle.”

Macmillan provides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.

For more information, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx.