Charity day success


THE EFFORTS of a community have raised nearly £200 for Help for Heroes.

Residents of North Elmsall and Upton dug deep to donate cash at a jubilee garden party.

Between the 100 people that turned up at the land near Hall Lane on June 4, they raised £175.

North Elmsall and Upton Parish Councillor, Stephen Scott, helped organise the celebration.

He said: “It was such a fantastic day for everyone to meet up and enjoy the nice weather and each other’s company.”

Children enjoyed having their faces painted, and the BBQ was full all day rustling up tasty treats for the residents. They also held a raffle.

Each child was presented with a medal to mark the occasion.

They decided to donate the cash to the charity in memory of rifleman Luke Farmer, from Upton, who was killed in Afghanistan two years ago.

Coun Scott said: “We all felt it was the best charity in honour of Luke. He, like so many others, did a fantastic job and Help for Heroes does a great job.”

Coun Scott thanked everyone for their generous donations.