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Stapenhill residents take to streets for charity fun day

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

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THE people of Stapenhill took to the streets to enjoy a traditional community party and raise money for charity.

Residents of Brackenwood Road and their neighbours set up outside their homes to make the most of the entertainment on offer at the Brackenwood Road Big Lunch, which included a bouncy castle, magic show and a band called Definitely Might Be.

The now annual event was organised by resident Clare Matthews, who started the tradition two years ago with a street party to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

She told the Mail: “I thought it would be fun to have an old-fashioned street party, and the residents thought it would be good to keep it going. I think there’s definitely still a place for something like this. It’s great to get everyone together.

“There was a lovely atmosphere – people have really gone all out.”

The event raised money for Cancer Research and the Donna Louise Hospice Trust.

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