Festival to support community

LEECH&#039S Funeral Home, in Moss Side, Manchester, held a day-long West Indian festival to support the local community and help to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Festival...

LEECH&#039S Funeral Home, in Moss Side, Manchester, held a day-long West Indian festival to support the local community and help to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Festival organiser, Paul Hilton, who is Manager of Leech&#039s Funeral Home – a part of United Co-operatives Funeral Services – was the star of the BBC 2 programme ‘Apply Immediately&#039 back in 2003, which led to his change of career from a baker to a funeral director.

A total of &#163 70 was raised during the festival where local children enjoyed a bouncy castle and rides in a horse-drawn carriage at the ROAB Club on Barnhill Street. Then, during the evening, guests enjoyed a sit-down buffet and traditional West Indian entertainment.

Paul Hilton, Manager of Leech&#039s Funeral Home, said: "The festival was all about having fun and enjoying traditional West Indian music and food and we were also able to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief by holding a competition to guess the number of balloons inside a horse-drawn carriage."

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