Plans under way for Thornhill summer fair

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PLANS are going well for an event aiming to cement a community.

“We are just praying for fine weather,” said Adele Mack, one of the organisers of a summer fair in Thornhill next month.

The event is being held in Overthorpe Park on July 14, noon- 6pm. And if all goes well, it could become an annual attraction.

People in Thornhill are being urged to support the event, which is being spearheaded by Thornhill Trojans Rugby Club.

“We want to recreate the kind of community event many of us remember from years gone by,” said Adele. “The idea has been well received so far and it would be great to see this kind of thing back on the village calendar.”

The line-up includes jousting, live music, displays by the emergency services and children’s activities. The fair will be opened by Huddersfield Giants player Danny Brough, who is from Thornhill.

“We hope it will be a massive success and that we can do it every year,” said Adele.

Another community event in Thornhill looks set to raise at least £1,500 for Isla Blakeway, tot from the village who has a rare form of cancer.

More than 150 people took part in a two-mile sponsored walk around the area on June 21 – the longest day – to provide special items for Isla’s Thornhill home.

One of the organisers, James Ratcliffe, said: “The walk was fantastic. We reckon it raised at least £1,500 but we won’t know the exact figure for a couple of weeks.”