SLIDESHOW: First ever Glassfest a clear success

An inflatable assault course, stalls and fairground rides were just some of the attractions at Knottingley’s first-ever Glassfest on Saturday.

Hundreds of people flocked to the event, hosted by charity the United Bottle Makers of Yorkshire, at Knottingley Rugby Union Football Club, on Marsh Lane.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.CO.UK - Knottingley Glassfest, Knottingley RUFC, Knottingley, England - 150613 - Euro MP Linda McAvan with Terry Waters & Jamie Waters, Royal Marine John Seekins, Lee Twizzle & organiser Ian Kirton.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.CO.UK - Knottingley Glassfest, Knottingley RUFC, Knottingley, England - 150613 - Euro MP Linda McAvan with Terry Waters & Jamie Waters, Royal Marine John Seekins, Lee Twizzle & organiser Ian Kirton.

Organisers said the event raised thousands of pounds for charity as well as offering youngsters the chance to find out more about careers in the armed forces. Ian Kirton, one of the organisers, said: “It is not known exactly how much was raised by each charity but the Yorkshire Benevolent Trust benefitted from the money made on the inflatable assault course and the organisation of the event to the amazing sum of almost £2,000.

“It was an amazing day with youth groups and community groups all working together to make a fun-filled fundraising extravaganza.”

Linda McAvan, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, opened the event and there was a jobs fair as well as stalls for the Royal Marines, Yorkshire Regiment and Wakefield College.

There was also a show from Gothic Horror Scopes which was made up of Charlotte Morley and Robin Jones who volunteered their time to raise money for the charity.