News in Brief: Chapeltown Gala day

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CHAPELTOWN Gala takes place on Saturday with many local groups again taking part.

The event is organised by Friends of Chapeltown Park and Chapeltown in Bloom as part of Ecclesfield School Community Arts Festival to show off stepping stone mosaics made for the park by local primary schools.

There will be cakes from the WI and churches, plants from Chapeltown Gardening Society and Friends of Chapeltown Park, a free raffle, bran tubs and activities run by Chapeltown Amateur Swimming Club, High Green in Bloom, Thorncliffe Conservation and Paces Coterie Gallery, plus Sheffield Freegle.

Farrar’s Fairs, who have their base in Chapeltown, are also providing two rides and an inflatable slide for children.

Ecclesfield Parish Councillors are also represented and are looking for suggestions from the public about how to make our area a better place to live.

The gala is in Chapeltown Park from 11am-4pm.

Hospice boost

STAFF at Sheffield accountancy company PwC raised £577 for St Luke’s Hospice at their annual black and white ball.

“We are delighted that PwC is supporting us in this way,” said the hospice’s Corporate and Trusts Fundraising Manager Hannah Jordan.

“In the first three months of their sponsorship they have already raised an incredible £4,268.

“The company’s programme of fundraising events really is making a difference to the lives of all St Luke’s patients and their families.”

River recue

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man from a Sheffield river after a suspected suicide attempt.

A crew from Darnall station was called to Leverson Street, Attercliffe, around 2.30am on Sunday morning.

A 20-year-old man, earlier pursued by police believing he was a burglar, spent an hour in the River Don before a rescue crew was able to rescue him from the water.