KNAPHILL was awash with well-wishers on Saturday to pull in the pounds for Cancer Research UK.
Rhiannon Bystram, who’s 22 and has worked at the village’s Working Men’s Club for about five years, organised the event in memory of a dear friend and regular Gary Anderson, who sadly died a year ago almost to the day.
Rhiannon had told the News & Mail she hoped to raise somewhere in the region of £500 for the worthy cause – and she well and truly smashed that target.
She said: “The Charity Fun Day went very, very well. So far we have raised £2,086, with more cash rolling in.”
A constant flow of visitors throughout the day enjoyed what the many stalls had to offer including homemade cakes, raffles, tombolas, hoopla, hook-a-duck, a bouncy castle and much more.
There was also ‘guess the name of the teddy’, darts, a barbeque manned by ‘mad chef Vinny’ and, although the weather kindly held its ownfor the event, Chalkie in the stocks couldn’t and took a good many soakings on the chin for charity.
The day culminated in a fancy dress party at the Highclere Road club. Rhiannon said: “Someone dressed as a cow, another as a Blues Brother – there was even an ice-cream.”