Gala raises £500 for groups

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MONIES raised at this year’s Underwood and Bagtorpe Gala have been split between several local groups.

The event raised £500 and organisers have decided to give £100 each to the New Underwood Community Centre, St Michael’s Youth Group, Underwood Ladies Section, Allsorts Playgroup and Underwood Primary School.

The annual gala, held in July at the Friezeland Recreation Ground, had an oriental theme this year.

There was a kite display team, a dog dancing act, a vegetable animal-making competition, a climbing wall manned by the army and sumo wrestling.

Long term organisers and local councillors Penny and Andy Fell have stepped down from the organising committee.