Hospice vintage fair raises cash

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Pontefract Prince of Wales Hospice’s annual vintage fair helped to raise more than £2,500 for the care centre.

The fair took place at Castleford Tigers’ Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday where stalls were set up and singers Joseph O’Brien and Scarlet Rain kept the crowds entertained.

Sue Cunniff, retail operations manager, said: “We have been blown away by the number of people that came through the doors.

“I’m already thinking about another event, maybe somewhere even bigger, it’s been such a huge success.”

Vintage pottery and ornaments were on offer at the fair as well as clothing.

The total amount raised on the day is yet to be finalised but organisers hope it could be as much as £3,000.

Emma Priestley, hospice events fundraiser, said: “The feedback from the stall holders has been great.

“As with any event you never know until the day just what response you will get.

“But all the positive comments about the event have been lovely.”

The hospice costs around £2.2m per year to run and it relies on charitable donations for most of this.

Staff are still carrying out repairs after flash floods in August caused thousands of pound worth of damage at the Halfpenny Lane building.

For more information visit www.pwh.org.uk