Kindhearts dug deep for charity

Keep climbing: pictured in the Zorb funfair attraction is Max Whipp, five years old. Below: This won't hurt a bit: actually, it hurts quite a lot, as Mark Lowery found when he got a chest wax from Jack's mum, Helen Barraclough
Keep climbing: pictured in the Zorb funfair attraction is Max Whipp, five years old. Below: This won't hurt a bit: actually, it hurts quite a lot, as Mark Lowery found when he got a chest wax from Jack's mum, Helen Barraclough
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AROUND 200 people turned out to help raise money for children’s heart surgery.

The summer fair, at Boothtown Community Centre, Halifax, was held in memory of Jack Barraclough, who died at 16 months in Leeds General Infirmary on New Year’s Eve.

Summer fair in aid of childrens heart surgery fund in memory of Boothtown baby Jack Barraclough, at Boothtown Community Centre'Pictured is Mark Lowery getting a chest wax from Jack's mum, Helen Barraclough

Summer fair in aid of childrens heart surgery fund in memory of Boothtown baby Jack Barraclough, at Boothtown Community Centre'Pictured is Mark Lowery getting a chest wax from Jack's mum, Helen Barraclough

Cheryl Clarke, Jack’s aunt and part of the organising team, said: “Jack had open- heart surgery around Christmas but unfortunately he died.

“The hospital was absolutely fantastic so we decided to do something for them and raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.” Attractions for the crowds at the fair were cake stalls, jewellery, a tombola and a raffle.

Mark Lowery had his chest waxed, raising more than £100 and bringing the grand total to £1000.

Cheryl said: “Considering the weather was terrible it went quite well. We have had so much donated and just want to say thank you to everyone involved.

“Event Equipment Hire stepped in at the last minute and helped us with tables free of charge, so we have to say a special thank you to them.”

The family are planning a charity auction on August 26 to help raise more funds.