Pinkfest was a hit with locals

Pinkfest at Moorings Pub, Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge
Pinkfest at Moorings Pub, Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge

Punters in a Calderdale pub turned pink for a day to raise money for and awareness of two cancer charities.

Pinkfest saw over 300 people make their way down to The Moorings Pub, Sowerby Bridge and raise an impressive £2,103.94 for the Pink Ribbon Campaign and Cancer Research UK.

Event organiser Naomi Sutcliffe said: “It went fantastically well. The day was a real success. There were floods of people throughout the day.

“It’s been an amazing experience and certainly it was a real roller coaster of emotions for me. But it just showed that people are amazing.”

During the event, there was music by ?ndecision, The Ridings, The Bluestrings, Drum Machine, Both Barrels, Jake Smallbones and Molly Gaskell. There were also pink cupcakes baked by Donna Cook, pink champagne, strawberries, while pink ribbons and wristbands were also sold.

A 35-prize raffle was also held, with prizes ranging from a meal and a match in Manchester United executive rooms to a scuba diving experience at Academy Divers, Sowerby Bridge.

Naomi said: “ Thanks go to Peter lane of both barrels; Cara Barnes; Joanne Wheldale; Denise Parry-Sutcliffe; Nicole Roberts for face painting at the last minute; Donna Cook for the amazing pink ribbon cup cakes; Maria Pownell for her wisdom and guidance; Des O’Connor for arranging the sound engineer and the evening Dj; all the performing artists; and everybody who has donated prizes and advertised the event on behalf of Pinkfest.”