Teamwork helps Bardon Mill father and daughter reach their goal


A FATHER and daughter have raised £2,400 for charity after a successful series of fund-raising events.

Chloe Makepeace (9), of Bardon Mill, hosted a mini-fair, while her dad, Scott Makepeace, presided over an over-30s football match, both in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle (CHUF).

Villagers turned out in force for the events on Saturday, while more than 40 businesses provided raffle and tombola prizes after Chloe sent them all a hand-written letter.

Chloe, who was one of several volunteers to bake cakes for the occasion, said the stalls were well supported.

She said: “Everyone had a really good day. I would like to thank everyone involved for making the fair a success.”

A day earlier, Chloe and her schoolmates at Henshaw Primary School took part in a non-uniform day, also in aid of CHUF, an organisation which is close to her heart.

The football fund-raiser took place at Bardon Mill F.C, where 41 footballers, all aged 30 or over, took part.

Scott said: “It was great to see past faces playing football. Players rolled back the years and some excellent goals were scored. There were some aching bodies the next day, but it was all worth it.”

The match followed an earlier five-a-side tournament, also organised by Scott, at Haydon Bridge United’s Low Hall Park ground, on August 29, as part of the fund-raising mission.

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