Charity fun day for Summer

Summer Allen
Summer Allen

It’s all go this Sunday at The Bridge as they hold their Charity Fun Day in aid of the Summer Allen Appeal.

Summer is a five-year-old girl who has an aggressive form of cancer called Neuroblastoma.

A happy five-year-old, who loves life, enjoys playing with her twin sister Paige, and new baby sister April, she also enjoys school, but she does get very poorly.

The problem Summer and her family now face is the limitations that the NHS have in treating this cancer here in the UK.

Around 80 per cent of children with high risk Neuroblastoma will relapse soon after their treatment ends, at which point they would have to face the heart-breaking fact that there is nothing else that can be done for their child.

However, Summer’s family have learned of other treatments available around the world that will give her the lifeline she now so desperately needs. These treatment costs can be upwards of £500,000 and they need your help to get there.

You can visit or you can donate by text by simply texting SUMM95 and your amount between £1-£10 to 70070.

The Summer Allen Appeal is under the umbrella of register charity FAN, charity reg number 1135974.

At The Bridge this weekend to raise funds they have a fire engine coming for the first hour between 2pm and 3pm for the children to have a look around. The charity t-shirts are being sold at £10 each with a certain amount going to The Summer Allen Appeal.

The raffle tickets are going to be £2 a strip due to the quality of some of the prizes, so far up for grabs is two Nintendo Dsi’s donated by Calderdale Royal Hospital, a meal voucher from The Globe, Champagne donated by The Calder, Vouchers from Dragon Tears and Tattoo in Elland, a voucher from Napolena, and much more.

Also on the cards are two bouncy castles, professional face painting, tombola, sweet stall and cake/bun stall. It is also fancy dress for adults and children with a small entry fee.

Star rating and top performers

l One of Calderdale’s most renowned restaurants, La Cachette, Elland, has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor for the third year in a row after receiving consistently high reviews and ratings on the website.

The Certificate of Excellence award is given out to outstanding establishments who have received consistent high praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers.

Only the top 10 per cent of businesses receive this prestigious award and the business must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five.

La Cachette has successfully maintained its four-and-five-point ratings along with consistent positive feedback since first winning the award in 2012.

Benjamine Renouleaud, manager of La Cachette, said: “It’s wonderful to receive this recognition as we are committed to providing a consistent level of high quality food and service. The award is testament to our hard-working team, and also from support of our customers.”

l Tonight (Thursday) the Jam Session at The Barge is with Mick Brown from the Psychoslinkys, then on Friday evening Julian and Michelle will welcome David Bowie tribute Ziggy Sawdust.

On Saturday night Rock Solid will take to the stage and on Sunday from 6.30pm there is live music from The Gelatos.

l This Friday night at Jeremy’s at the Boathouse they have live music from The Fabulous BB Kings.

On Saturday evening the canalside venue will welcome Abtuse from 9pm.

On Sunday from 4-6pm it’s Dave Kennedy acoustics.

l Landlady Marsha Jones at The Old Ship Inn, on Bethel Street, is hosting a Psychic Night on Monday, June 16. Tickets are limited and on sale at £12 per person.

l Members of the ABV Brighouse and District Snooker League were left in awe of the newly refurbished lounge area of Rastrick Bowling and Social Club when they turned up for their annual prize and presentation evening.

Over 200 attended and commented on the “fabulous” carpet complete with the club’s coat of arms woven in, and seating and individual chairs around the long room that overlooks the bowling green and clubhouse.

“This is some club now and really bucking the trend,” said league secretary Ellis Aked.

Membership to the club is open for playing and non-playing bowlers and social members.