Slideshow: Middleton Community Fair


Middleton residents turned out in force to support the 2014 Middleton Community Fair which was held on the field at Middleton Primary School on Saturday (20 September 2014).


I talked to many of the stallholders, all of whom told me that they were having a good day.

Sarah from Middleton Elderly Aid was promoting their Small Sparks Fund which gives small grants to set up hobby groups that include older people. She also introduced me to one of their members, John Read, who was selling his paintings with funds going to Middleton Elderly Aid.

Val Hewison from Carers Leeds was drowning in teddy bears, but said their naming game had been really popular and helped them talk to lots of people about the services they provide to support carers in the community.

Dynamite Leeds were showing off their trophies and selling buns to raise much needed funds for their cheerleading group. Next door Supreme Starlight Majorettes ran a tombola.

I was given a tasty fruit kebab by the ladies from Healthy Living Network. As well as healthy eating, they were getting out the message to tackle cancer early: if you notice a change in your body, go and see your GP and get checked out.

I was also offered free courgettes by Health for All. The free food had been donated by the Pay-As-You-Feel cafe in Armley which uses donated food. It’s hoped to start a similar project in South Leeds.