Engineers’ fundraising goes full steam ahead

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MODEL engineer enthusiasts joined forces with a charity group to help with their fund raising efforts.

The Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers held a summer open day in June with the Fixby Friends, an organisation whichraises money for the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

Based at Ravensprings Park, Cawcliffe Road, the event saw families ride the trains as well as visit the stalls and games that had been set up by the volunteers.

Diane Dutton, of Fixby Friends said: “The weather and the whole day was brilliant. We had lots of things going on and a teacher from St John’s Junior school in Clifton volunteered to go in the stocks and have wet sponges thrown at him.

“The support that the group of model engineers has given to us has been fantastic.”

President of the model engineers, David Wainwright, said the group has been supporting the charity for the last three years and was pleased that it could hand over a cheque of £1,000.

It has also been another successful summer at Ravensprings park with the open days.

The last one will be held on October 9 from 1.30pm to 5pm where for a modest admission fee families can ride on the trains all afternoon. For more information visit