Thousands enjoy Halifax’s Charity Gala

Medieval re-enactment at Halifax Charity Gala, 2014
Medieval re-enactment at Halifax Charity Gala, 2014

Thousands of people lined the streets of Halifax to watch the annual Halifax Charity Gala parade.

After the parade, which started from Eureka! children’s museum and made its way through the town, finishing at Halifax’s Manor Heath Park where celebrations in the park then commenced.

Men, women, and children enjoyed a host of stalls in the park as well dance performances and a Medieval re-enactment performance enjoyed by families and people of Calderdale and visitors to the area.

Fair rides were enjoyed by children, teenagers and thrill seekers.

All the proceeds made from the day go towards helping local Calderdale charities. Last year, £25,000 was raised towards the work of local charities, many of which had stalls with cakes and teas, tombolas and inflatables - with proceeds going to their causes.

The weather stayed pleasant throughout the day.

Halifax Charity Gala chairman Lee Gething said: “It’s been a wonderful turn-out, there’s been lots of variety and everyone seems to have really enjoyed the day.”

See Friday’s Courier for full article, competition results and special picture spread.