Excitement builds for Halifax Charity Gala

All aboard: part of last year's Halifax Charity Gala procession through the streets of Halifax

All aboard: part of last year's Halifax Charity Gala procession through the streets of Halifax

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The Halifax Annual Gala is upon us and this year’s event is set to be as jam packed as ever.

The event – which returns to Manor Heath Park this Saturday, June 8 – is now in its 56th year, with a host of entertainment lined up.

Visitors can look forward to lots of local talent following a procession through the town .

Just some of the floats to look forward to include the iconic Boys Brigade Marching Band, the Mayor of Calderdale and the reintroduction of best commercial float.

The Gala itself is set to include the ever popular baby show, charity stalls, go-karts, fairground, donkey rides and a good variety of catering.

And the Courier team will even be in attendance with their very own football competition offering footy fanatics the chance to get their picture in the paper.

Tickets can be purchased for the event in advance for just £1 from the Gala’s official website at http://www.halifaxgala.org.uk or alternatively you can pick them up from the Courier offices.

The Gala raises on average £25,000 for local good causes through the help of volunteers attracting as many as 15,000 visitors.

This year’s procession route

START: 12.30pm at the Eureka car park.

Church Street - Square Road - Horton St - Union Street - Market Street - Crossley Street - 
Waterhouse Street - Commercial Street - Portland Place - Skircoat Road - Heath Road - Skircoat Green Road .

FINISH: 1.30pm at Manor Heath Road (Immediately on to the grassed area to the left-hand side. 
The procession does not go along the bottom of Manor Heath Park.)