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Local business helps fundraisers to spread festive cheer

Rotherham Hospital and Conisbrough Christmas Market both had a seasonal helping hand with their festive fundraising this year.

Rotherham based Gala Tent Ltd has worked closely with event organisers to provide support in the form of trader stalls and even lent Santa a fully printed Grotto gazebo.

Rotherham Hospital held its fundraiser on 10 December and welcomed people of all ages to enjoy the festivities and raise much needed funds for the hospital.

Previously the Hospital has raised over £1,700 at the annual event. This year the hospital is aiming to raise even more. Money raised by the event will go towards hospital equipment and projects to make patients life easier and more comfortable.

Conisbrough Market attracted hundreds of local residents throughout the month as it aimed to raise funds for the local community. The market was held from in Conisbrough village centre with St Peter’s Church and Conisbrough Community Library also holding Christmas fairs as part of the event.

Alongside Gala Tent’s Santa’s Grotto the event also played host to some of the areas local talent in the form of students from De Warrenne Academy and the local church choir. Visitors were given the opportunity to purchase local goods with the proceeds going towards improving the village.

Gala Tent’s managing director Jason Mace said: “It’s great for us to be able to help our local community, we have been working with Rotherham Hospital for the past three years now and it’s great to see the amount of money being raised.

“This is our first year helping Conisbrough Christmas market too, hopefully the children will enjoy the fully printed pop up grotto and the market is able to raise some funds at the same time.”

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