News in Brief: Hamlet summer fun

Hamlet summer fun

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will bring back to life a range of traditional crafts at this year’s Summer Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

The family activities will give visitors an opportunity to try their hand at a range of skills performed by local craftspeople. Event organisers hope visitors will roll up their sleeves and have a go at woodturning, lace-making and willow weaving during the 2011 Summer Festival.

The festival will take place from 10am-5pm at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield. The café and bookshop will be open for snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Admission is £3 per adult and accompanied children are free.

Give big for BHF

The British Heart Foundation shops are encouraging people in the region to donate BIG on Saturday September 3 as part of National Donate Day.

The day marks the launch of the nation’s biggest stock appeal this September – The Big Donation. This year the annual campaign aims to bring in 600,000 bags raising vital funds to help fight heart disease. The charity needs good quality clothing, shoes, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and bric-a-brac.

For more information, visit bhf.org.uk/bigdonation. To find your nearest BHF shop call 0844 412 5000.

Taxi firm boosts kids

Family-owned cab firm Mercury Taxis has donated £1240 to its charity of the year, Get Kids Going, following a staff golf and poker tournament.

The money was raised by employee donations and a raffle, with prizes including a signed Sheffield Wednesday football shirt.

Mercury manager Ian Godbehere said: “We are extremely proud of all of our staff who showed such generosity and spirit in raising £1240 for Get Kids Going. The day was such a success and we look forward to raising even more money for the charity.”