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THERE will be something for everyone at Brighouse Charity Gala this Saturday.

From football displays to gymnastics, mobile caves to art displays and the old favourites the Companion Dog Show and fairground will be among the many attractions taking place at Wellholme Park, Brighouse.

Punch and Judy is returning after a short absence and Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers are making a spectacular return with their steam trains to give the children rides in the park.

There is a new attraction for children aged three upwards with mini go-kart for a drive around a circuit. The donkey rides are back and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society.

The Brighouse Echo will be bringing its interactive game and the popular ducking stool from last year is returning.

This year’s gala queen, Robyn Park-Ward will be opening the ceremony at 2pm after travelling down in the procession with her attendant Emilie Large.

She will take over the reign from last year’s gala queen Jasmin Smith.

Performing on the stage will be Sophie Langley from 1.10pm, Paperplane, HATS, The Now Thens and The Time Travellers.

There will be displays from Brighouse Rangers Juniors in the arena at 1.45pm followed by Diamond gymnastics, Brighouse Star Twirlers, Clifton Rangers and Rastrick Crickettes.

Tickets are already selling fast from the caravan outside Wilkinson’s at just £1.50. Tickets are available on the day at £2.

The ever so popular duck race will end the festivities at 5pm. The winning prize for first place is £500, the second is £150 and third is £75. Tickets, for £1, are available from the caravan and on the day, just inside the main entrance.

A wide range of stall holders will be available from businesses to charities and information.

The only attraction missing from this year’s event is The Pulse Roadshow who are unable to sponsor the event in these difficult economic times but will still be advertising the gala on the radio.

Organisers have got their fingers crossed that the weather is nice so that it will encourage the crowds down to the park in Bradford Road.

“The arena is full and the stage is full, there certainly seems to be a lot of interest,” said Gala chairman, Phil Poole. “I just hope the weather is nice so we can top last year’s success which was our best yet.”