Fund-raising pays off as charity total tops £4,000

St Annes Carnival Queen Charlotte Griffiths with members of her retinue at a Craft Fair held in aid of Carnival charities
St Annes Carnival Queen Charlotte Griffiths with members of her retinue at a Craft Fair held in aid of Carnival charities

The St Annes Carnival charity fund in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation has topped £4,000.

The final fund-raising event of a busy year for carnival queen Charlotte Griffiths - a craft fair at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre, St Annes – added £200 to the fund and Charlotte said: “Thanks to everyone who has contributed throughout the year. I am so grateful for their generosity.”

Charlotte, a student at St Bede’s High School in Lytham, dedicated her fund-raising year to her grandad John, who died of cancer last year.

She and members of her retinue manned the tombola at the craft fair, 24 hours after representing St Annes at the Marton Methodist Rose Queen and Garden Party.

Meanwhile, there is a fund-raising party night this Saturday in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation at St Annes Royal British Legion Club, Mayfield Road.

Being held in memory of St Annes resident Kevin Kelly, of Allenby Road, who died of cancer in January, the event will include a quiz, disco, buffet and raffle and takes place on would have been father-of-four Kevin’s 68th birthday. It starts at 7pm, is open to all and is free entry.