Jubilee charity open day

Sandholme Fold jubilee open day. Pictured is deputy mayor Christine Beal with consort Peter and oldest resident Mary Norton, aged 102
Sandholme Fold jubilee open day. Pictured is deputy mayor Christine Beal with consort Peter and oldest resident Mary Norton, aged 102

A HIPPERHOLME care home helped to raise a total of £700 for Overgate Hospice.

Residents at Sandholme Fold Care Home enjoyed a jubilee open day with special guests including Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Christine Beal.

Sandholme Fold jubilee open day. Pictured is deputy mayor Christine Beal with Joyce Greenhalgh

Sandholme Fold jubilee open day. Pictured is deputy mayor Christine Beal with Joyce Greenhalgh

Councillor Beal was also asked to plant a jubilee tree in the grounds.

There was a tombola, a cake stall and a raffle as well as Hilary Shoesmith who was selling handmade crafts.

Susan Burke, activity co-ordinator at the home, organised the event and said they were overwhelmed by the amount of support from local businesses who had donated items for the raffle. “We invited people to come along and see what we did and raise funds for outside the community.

“Overgate is a local charity and it is nice to do something for those close to us.

“We had a fantastic day and it was packed with people coming and going.

“The brass band the Flashbacks from parts of Huddersfield and the surrounding area also came to perform for us, free of charge.

“It was just a fantastic day overall.”

The home managed to raise £456 and Hilary donated her profits which was £212.

Hipperholme resident Esme Dyson who had her own stall also raised £27.60 which will all be donated to the Elland hospice.