It’s back! Jigsaw Festival date set

There will be more than 1,000 different jigsaws at this years festival which is fun for all the family
There will be more than 1,000 different jigsaws at this years festival which is fun for all the family

The Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Puzzle Festival will return to town this month.

This year, the event will be sponsored by independent jigsaw puzzle and board game company, Gibsons.

The four-day event will be held at St Martin’s Parish Church from Friday, August 25 to Monday, August 28 and will showcase more than 1,000 different jigsaws, making the Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival the perfect place for serious puzzle fans and jigsaw newbies alike.

First launched in 2012, the festival raises money for local charities. This year the beneficiaries will be Together for Looked-after Children, Water for Life and St Martin’s Children in the Community Charity.

Funds are raised from the sale of jigsaw puzzles and crafts, a raffle, a tombola, a golden jigsaw competition and refreshments sold at the established “Missing Piece” café.

Kate Gibson, managing director of Gibsons, said: “The Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival is a wonderful event and we are very excited to sponsor a festival that not only brings people together but also raises money for such great causes.”

Alan Sparks, lead organiser of the event, said: “The Charity Jigsaw Festival is now an established event in the local calendar with many visitors returning over the four days to view and buy from the constantly changing display.

“Even people with limited interest in jigsaws make second and subsequent visits simply to enjoy the selection of delicious food served by the St Martin’s Hospitality Team at the ‘Missing Piece Café’, including morning coffee with bacon butties, lunches, fabulous Yorkshire breakfasts and cream teas.”

Entry for visitors is £2 and accompanied children can enter for free. For more information on the festival, visit its website, www.charity.jigsaw.festival.brighouse.org.uk.