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Heage garden party, Ripley road in aid of action medical research. Tracey Mills, Hollie Mills, Oisin Mills, paddington bear and Joanna Pitman.

Heage garden party, Ripley road in aid of action medical research. Tracey Mills, Hollie Mills, Oisin Mills, paddington bear and Joanna Pitman.

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A NEW record was set at a garden party in Heage as £3,700 was raised for charity.

The annual bash, at 57 Ripley Road, was in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Last year’s party raised £3,500 for the charity.

The afternoon of fun was opened by Action Medical Research mascot Paddington Bear, Dr Tracey Mills, who is a grant holder for the charity, and local midwife Lynne Ayre.

Some of the many activities on offer on the day included pony and trap rides, penalty shoot-outs, skittles, line dancing and raffles, among several others.

Liz Allan, one of the event organisers, said: “It was fantastic.

“I have to give a huge thankyou to all who helped, all the businesses that supported us, and all the community, who turned out in force.

“Also a big thank you to Jean and Glyn Fardoe, whose house we used, and their neighbours Ann and Alan Bourne. It was a cracking day.”

National charity, Action Medical Research aim to stop babies and children from suffering through disease and disability.