Fun raises £1,000

Nine year old Ryan Godfrey pictured in the ball pool at the Rift House event.
Nine year old Ryan Godfrey pictured in the ball pool at the Rift House event.

COMMUNITY leaders are celebrating after a fun day helped raise £1,000 for a residents’ association.

Hundreds of people flocked to the fifth annual family fun day organised by the Rift House East Residents’ Association.

A host of stalls, games and activities were on offer at the event and all of the money raised will go back into the association.

Talented dancers and baton twirlers performed as families made the most of the warm weather conditions.

Labour councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, chair of the association, said: “It was a brilliant day.

“We normally get around 700 or 800 people, but this time we think we had more than 1,000.

“I don’t know whether it was down to the weather bringing everyone out but the event is getting better every year.”

The event was staged at Rift House Recreation Ground, off Kingsley Avenue.

As well as performances from the Phoenix Dance Troupe and Teesside Twirlers, youngsters got the opportunity to play in inflatable water balls.

The feast of fun also included a car boot sale, a climbing tower and pony rides.

The event raised around £1,000 which will all go back in to association funds.

Coun Akers-Belcher added: “The money will go towards supporting our project.

“It’s fantastic that so many people turn out and help to support the community.”

To find out more information about the association call Coun Akers-Belcher on 07947 226878.