Cash for boost for Action West End Family Fun Day

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A community group in Leek has received a cash boost to help off-set the cost of putting on a fun day.

Resident’s group Action West End held their 11th Annual Family Fun Day in September at the regular venue of Westwood Road Recreational Grounds in Leek.

The community event, which grows in size and popularity every year, offers lots of activities and attractions for all the family from fairground rides, a fun dog show, to a large tombola and a range of stalls, to name but a few.

The event costs hundreds of pounds to host, but the group have recently been fortunate in gaining a number of donations through council community fund initiatives to help off-set those costs.

Through the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Community Initiative Fund, Action West End has received £100 from three of their local councillors: Ben Emery, Mike Gledhill and Keith Harrison.

The group has also received £400 from councillor Charlotte Atkins from her share of the Staffordshire County Council Local Community Fund.

Chairman of Action West End, Belinda Hargreaves, said: “We enjoy hosting our annual family fun day as it helps to enhance the community spirit in the west end of Leek.

“It does cost us, as a group, to host the event; and while we do raise some funds during each event to help pay for the next year’s event, having generous donations from local councillors, such as these, really do help to offset the costs.

“We are very grateful for the councillors’ continued support of both our fun day and also our group as a whole.”

Belinda added: “We would like to thank each and everyone who has helped and supported our fun days over the past 11 years.

“I especially would like to thank our dedicated committee of volunteers, in particular our treasurer Bill Birch and his wife Christine, without whom, the fun day would not go ahead. They both work very hard throughout the year to ensure that the fun day runs smoothly and effectively.”

Action West End’s next Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, September 7 between 1pm and 5pm.

Anyone wishing to help organise the event, help man a stall/activity on the day, donate tombola and/or raffle prizes, financially support the fun day, or anyone who would like to attend any of the Action West End meetings, can find the group on Facebook, or call 07941 806986.