Fundraising to help repair damage after break-in at Handmade Parade workshop

Fundraising for Handmade Parade
Fundraising for Handmade Parade

A Calderdale resident is hoping to raise funds for local community arts company Handmade Parade by running 10k in the Manchester 10k on Sunday, 20 May.

Esther Waite, a long time participant in the Hebden Handmade Parade, is hoping to raise funds to help repair damage and replace tools taken by thieves during a recent break in at the parade workshop.

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Esther said: "I'm fortunate to live close to this brilliant organisation and to have the annual opportunity to be part of fabulous community events such as the Handmade Parade and Lamplighter Festival.

"Every year I've been blown away by the dedication, hard work and creativity of The Handmade Parade. They have a unique ability to bring people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities together, to make extraordinary events happen and to make a real difference to people's lives."

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Executive Director Kathleen McGrath explains why the funds are needed "The break in was a major setback to us as an organisation who already work with limited resources. The money we raise will help the team continue their work with schools and communities who struggle to access high quality, fun arts activities."

If you are able to support Esther and the Handmade Parade team please donate by going to www.localgiving.org/fundraising/handmade10krun
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