Extravaganza raises hundreds of pounds for Children’s Hospital

Hillsborough Extravaganza.  Chloe Jones,Lisa Munday and Terri Miller on the Jamie at Home stall.
Hillsborough Extravaganza. Chloe Jones,Lisa Munday and Terri Miller on the Jamie at Home stall.
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WHAT an extravaganza!

Hundreds of visitors dug deep to raise money for poorly children during a fun-packed weekend of family entertainment in a Sheffield park.

The Hillsborough Park Extravaganza returned bigger and better for its second year running, held again in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

A full-sized funfair proved popular with both children and grown-ups, while visitors had the chance to meet birds of prey and cheer on competitors in American Wrestling shows.

Cute rescue cats were also brought to the funfair by the Cat Abuse Treatment Society, run for more than 20 years by animal lover Jackie Longley at her home in Firth Park.

The National Blood Service encouraged visitors to save lives by making a donation, while staff from Ladyzone Gym on Middlewood Road offered free blood pressure checks.

Crowds browsed stalls selling arts and crafts, as well as treating themselves to homemade soups and cupcakes.

Christine Wilson said the fair was held last year by the firm she worked for, Captured Photography, and she enjoyed it so much she set up her own company, Black Daisy Events.

Last year’s festival raised £1,500 for the Children’s Hospital, attracting around 700 visitors, and Christine said she hoped to beat the total when the proceeds are counted.

“We’re hoping to do miles better this time around,” she said.

“We want to have fun and we want these events to be fun!”