First Ever Waverley Dash Will Raise Funds For Rotherham Hospice

Live music, giant Jenga, a 5k fun run and a treasure hunt for the children are all activities confirmed for this year’s Waverley Gala Day taking place at South Yorkshire’s brightest new community development on August 10 between 11am and 4pm.

The free event, which launched last year, is open to all.  Residents from Waverley and the surrounding areas, alongside staff from companies from the development’s Advanced Manufacturing Park, are  already geared up to compete in the first ever Waverley Dash – a 5k fun run organised by the Handsworth Roadhogs taking place around the development.

Money raised from the dash will go to the Rotherham Hospice – a charity committed to providing the highest standard of end of life care for patients and families affected by terminal illness over the age of 18.

The gala itself is being sponsored by Harworth Estates as the developer of Waverley, the three housebuilders on–site – Taylor Wimpey, Harron Homes and Barratts – and Marstons, whose new Winter Green pub opens to the public on the 21st of July.

Duncan Armstrong-Payne, Harworth Estates’ Development Manager for Waverley said: “It’s going to be a great day with absolutely loads going on; from musical entertainment from local performers, face painting, a circus skill workshops and a giant inflatable penalty shootout area.

“Our new local pub, The Winter Green, is open just in time to keep us fuelled throughout the day and Marston’s have commissioned a beer especially for the event.

“The housebuilders on the estate – Barratts, Harron Homes and Taylor Wimpey – are even hosting a fun treasure hunt around the show homes for little ones whose parents want to have a nosy at the properties on offer!”

Colin Campbell, a fundraising manager for Rotherham Hospice said: “We are delighted that Harworth Estates have selected Rotherham Hospice as their charity for the Waverley Gala. Their support will enable us to continue delivering care through a range of services to people affected by a terminal illness. This care helps patients, their families, and carers achieve the very best quality of life and personal experience, both at home and in the Hospice”

  • When: Sunday August 10
  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Where:  Mitchell Way, Waverley, S60 5WD
  • Parking: Parking is available at and around the Winter Green Pub

For more information on the Waverley Dash, and to register your interest, please visit: http://www.facebook.co.uk/WaverleyDash

Waverley is a 740 acre development that will eventually comprise a new community of 4,000 homes along with shops, restaurants, schools, leisure and community facilities and parks.  It is also home to the Advanced Manufacturing Park – a site of national economic significance, home to world-class employers such as Rolls-Royce and Boeing.

The site is located just two minutes from Junction 33 of the M1 and is Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield mixed-use development.

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