Come here . . . it’s a party!

VOLUNTEERS, supporters and dads will be treated to an extra special Fathers Day at Overgate Hospice’s annual Garden Party.

The special guest for the event will be Irish comedian Jimmy “Come ‘ere” Cricket who will open the festivities on Sunday June 19 at noon in the gardens of the hospice at Hullen Edge Road, Elland.

Entertainment will be provided by singer Neil Hirst, dancing from Helen O’Hara Dance school and North Bridge Line Dancers.

There will also be the traditional stalls, BBQ, real ale bar and hospitality until 4pm.

Community fundraiser Caroline Bone said: “It will be a fantastic day for everyone filled with challenges, fun, games and music.

“We are hoping for a great turn out to celebrate and raise vital funds for the hospice, so anyone looking for a great family day out please join us in the Overgate Hospice Gardens.”

Also taking place on the day is the Overgate Hospice Summer Mountain Bike Challenge.

The ride is over 23 miles of testing terrain around some of Calderdale’s best bridleways and tracks.

A free bus service will be provided by T.J. Walsh to transport visitors to the hospice and will be running from Commercial Street, Halifax, every 30 minutes from noon until 3pm.

Anyone interested in taking part in the Mountain Bike Challenge can contact the fundraising team on 01422 387121