Easter fayre to push team total past £100,000

The Easter bunny will be at the Easter fayre in Sleights on Saturday (Mar 26).
The Easter bunny will be at the Easter fayre in Sleights on Saturday (Mar 26).

Organisers of an Easter fayre in Sleights, which is raising money for two charities, are keeping their fingers crossed for fine weather this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday (March 26) on Sleights cricket field and will feature lots of family fun for all ages.

If the fayre goes well, we hope to continue it next year

Emma Luck

Among the activities will be a big Easter egg hunt, egg rolling, a duck race, barbcue, bouncy castle, face painting, Easter craft tent, Easter games and stalls.

Children are invited to decorate an egg and take it along on the day so they can enter a competition.

There are great prizes to be won, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

You can also meet the Easter bunny.

Emma Luck, one of the organisers of the fayre, said: “The fundraiser is inspired by my sister who is crossing the Arctic, with eight other ladies, to raise £100,000 for charities through Atte Huskyteers.

“In order to add to the target to raise £100,000, I have organised an Easter fair.

“Proceeds will go towards cancer research and medical detection dogs.”

“I hope as many people will come along and have fun for a great cause.

“If this goes well we hope to continue this next year, and invite the community to select a charity which we will donate the proceeds.”

Tomorrow’s fayre is on from 11am to 3pm.

Atte Huskyteers are eight women and 32 dogs sledding 285km across the Arctic.

The team began their intrepid adventure in Norway, braving extreme sub-zero temperatures and are due to finish at the Ice Hotel, Kiruna, Sweden.