We know you're a generous lot in Huddersfield — and here are some inspiring tales to prove it.
Each week we round up the fundraising efforts and charity events that have raised cash for good causes and celebrate the people who work hard to help those in need.
From family fun days to charity head shaves, running challenges to auctions and more, people across Huddersfield are hosting events to support local and national causes.
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Here are this week's fabulous fundraisers:
Family fun at Moorlands
Moorlands Cricket Club held its second summer fun day at its Mirfield ground on Sunday and it is now set to become an annual charity event.
The club organised the fun day to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity after the success of a similar event in 2015 to contribute towards the cost of a young girl’s cancer treatment in America.
With this year’s event also getting a positive reaction from visitors, the club’s events organiser Linda Broderick said it was expected to be repeated annually.
Changeable weather did not interrupt the proceedings: “It was raining this morning when we were setting up, but everyone is now sitting outside,” said Linda.
“I think it will become a regular thing. We have held one two years running and each time it has been a success so I think it is something we will keep on doing,” she said.
As well as raising money for charity, the event also supports the Huddersfield Road club through revenue from bar takings.
One of the stars of the show was the Town Terrier mascot, with other attractions including an assault course and fairground rides.
Antiques fair for Macmillan
Macmillan fundraisers created a virtue from adversity with their first antiques fair, held at the Ainley Top Cedar Court Hotel on Sunday.
The Macmillan Cancer Support Holmfirth fund raising committee held an antiques, gifts and crafts event in December last year but bad weather kept many customers away and the fair wasn’t the success they had hoped for.
Despite that the antiques traders reported strong sales so the committee decided to organise this event as an antiques-only fair.
Committee member Bob Riley, of Scholes, said: “This is the second time we have been up here. We did a fair in December but the weather was dreadful and kept people away.
“But the antiques people did quite well and this time we made it antiques only, which seems to have worked. Hopefully it will become a regular feature,” he said.
Future events are unlikely to involve Mr Riley, however, because he is stepping down after 38 years of working for the charity.
He is 69 and has various charity commitments which he intends to step away from before his next birthday.
There were around 45 stalls at the event and among the traders were friends Julie Allsopp and Sue Broom, who buy and sell as a hobby.
Julie, of Marsh Hall Lane, Thurstonland, said: “It is not a professional thing, we like to go to auctions and you end up coming away with a lot of things you don’t know what to do with.
“We enjoy getting out and about, we get all over and buy whatever takes our eye,” she said.
The committee’s next event is a charity market, which will take place at Holmfirth Market Hall on Sunday October 2, from 10am.
Penguin power raises £500
Penguin power has raised more than £500 for charity.
A team from energy savings company YES Energy Solutions, based at Holywell Green, took part in the 5k Big Fun Run at Sheffield to raise the money for international charity Renewable World. The money will go towards helping remote communities in developing nations get clean, green sustainable energy.
Team members dressed as penguins waddle over the finish line in less than 35 minutes– coming ahead of hundreds of competitors including a team of pixies and an elf!
Alex Krzesinski, of Oakes, who heads YES Energy Solutions’ marketing team, said: “We were keen to do a charity fundraiser but wanted to do something fun and original. Our company mascot is a penguin so it seemed like the obvious choice for a fancy dress costume.”