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Gala day turns out a grand affair

Updated: 5:13 pm, May 06, 2015

A FAMILY fun day to celebrate a special Vale anniversary helped raise about £1,000.

The Charity Gala Day was held at Hampton Ferry on Sunday (August 3) to celebrate the 85th year of the Raphael family at the Boat Lane site.

It was the fifth annual event and stems back to Diana Raphael’s parents, Eileen and Ernie Huxley who first arrived at Hampton Ferry in 1929.

The family play a large part in the town and support and sponsor many Vale activities.

Charlie Homer, Mayor of Evesham, declared the show open after by kick-starting the 5k Charity Scenic 5 Race, before the Evesham Hospital Radio Roadshow supplied the music and fun to the afternoon.

A host of charity and trade stalls were available to browse, with jewellery, toys, soaps, bathroom products, candles and picture frames all on offer.

The day is expected to rake in about £1,000 which will go to a host of charities including, the Evesham Bell Tower Appeal,

Relay for Life, Pancreatic Cancer Action and Scope.

A fire engine’s alarm which heralded the arrival of Diana and Robert Raphael to ‘Happy Birthday’ and the presentation of a birthday cake.

Charlie Homer, Mayor of Evesham, and Aimee Fae enjoy the day. (s)

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