Old and new pack the timetable . . .

Brighouse Charity Gala 2012. Pictured are
Brighouse Charity Gala 2012. Pictured are

Some old and new faces will be attending Brighouse Charity Gala on Saturday.

From the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society display to the donkey rides and fairground which will be making a welcome return.

Punch and Judy, Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers, mini go karts and the ducking stools will be on the field. Pulse Roadshow is back after a short break and there will be a variety of stalls and games.

The duck race starts at 5pm and there are three prizes up for grabs. First prize is £500, second is £150 and the third is £75.

The Brighouse Echo penalty shoot out will be back and all the players will be pictured and published in the following Brighouse Echo.

In the arena there is Brighouse Star Twirlers, Eclipse Parade Band, Diamond Gymnastic Display, Cheervision Yorkshire and for the first time a falconry display. The announcer will be Philip Clarke of Hove Edge.

On the stage there is several bands including The Unknown and Oliver Stock and Graeme Genty will be in charge of the stage.

The opening ceremony will take place at 1.30pm.

Tickets are available as usual. A caravan selling tickets, priced at £1.50, will be in Wilkinsons car park. They can also be bought on the day at £2 just inside the main entrance. Under 16’s are free.

Volunteers are still needed between 8am and 10am to help put up the marquees and rope the field and if anyone can help they should contact ground chairman Peter Edwards on 07522450064 or turn up Saturday morning.

Thornhills Beck Lane has been closed by Calderdale Council but the road will reopen on Friday.