Hundreds of people supported the inaugural Cherryaid concert that was staged in Cherry Burton to raise funds for the local primary school and church.
Friends of St Michael’s Church and the Friends of Cherry Burton Primary School who worked together to deliver the event say they are delighted after raising £3000.
Speaking about the event, Paul Staniford, a Friend of St Michael’s Church said;
“As a village we stage a number of fund raisers as individual groups but what we are both striving to do support Cherry Burton and the community.”
“We took the decision to host a joint fundraiser and came up with Cherryaid which is loosely based around Picnic in the Park.”
“Everyone involved with putting on the event is delighted with the total raised which will be split between the local church and school.”
“We would like to thank everyone who attended and our sponsors, who without their support we would not have been able to put on Cherryaid.”
“Most pleasing for us was to see so many people from the village attend Cherryaid. There was a real felling of community at the event which made all the hard work worthwhile.”
“Given the success of the event we most certainly looking at how we can make a regular occurrence on the Cherry Burton village events calendar.”
Entertainment on the night was provided by bands Stikki Fingers a Rolling Stone tribute and All Night Long who performed on stage created with wagon from Nigel Rice Transport.
Other sponsors of the event included Transwaste , Addplant, Hitchman Signs, Total Environment Tech , Richmond Properties , AGPD ,Ward Yorkshire Ltd, Swift Caravans , Villawood , CBA accountants, AJ Building Hull , Risby Homes ,Eco OPL , Lovel Developments ,Stanifords Estate Agents, Apllemont Ltd and Peter Ward Homes.
Sponsors of the event were treated to their own VIP area that included catering by Pauline Greenwood from Burton Mount.