A great day at the gala

Bradfield School Jazz Band proving the music
Bradfield School Jazz Band proving the music

IT’S the highlight of the year for a small Sheffield community – and just about everyone has to be there.

Almost the whole village turned out for the Worrall Gala, with the fine weather attracting people from further afield and boosting the attendance to well over 1,000.

The event is expected to raise over £2,000 which is vital for the upkeep of the village Memorial Hall, which costs £9,000 a year to run.

The day included performances by the Bradfield School Jazz Band and the school’s choir, and attractions included a coconut shy, a bouncy castle, a barbecue and all sorts of stalls.

Local company Our Cow Molly made sure there was plenty of ice cream for all.

In the hall were demonstrations of traditional crafts such as wood turning and pottery.

Ann Whittaker, deputy chair of the Worrall Community Association, said the weather was wonderful and there was a great atmosphere.

“The hall needs a lot of money to keep running and the gala is our biggest single fundraiser of the year,” she said.

“We have come a long way since 2002 when the hall almost had to close down because of a debt of £800. Now it has been completely turned round.”