Prestatyn fun day for Cheryl's cancer fund draws the crowds

Published date: 06 May 2014 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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Fourth from left Cheryl Sheard with her friends Alison Williams Kenny, Emma Phillips, Simone Woof, Nicola Murphy, Dawn Wright, Dayna Gillies and Libby McClelland. 

Pink balloons are released into the sky. 

Lone Ranger John Pymm looked the part in his cowboy outfit. 

Cowgirls Pheobe and Lily Woosnam watch Clive Beattie. 

John Leadbetter gets a medal from Cheryl Sheard's daughter Anna Louise after completing a sponsored bike ride to Betwys Y Coed and back, raising £1,050. 

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THOUSANDS of pounds were raised at Cheryl Sheard’s Yeehaw Family Fun Day at the Cross Foxes in Prestatyn on Saturday.

Friends of Cheryl, aged 35, arranged the day to raise funds to send Cheryl and her family, husband Gaz, and children Anna-Louise, seven, and Vinnie, two, on a holiday of a lifetime, as well as raising awareness of cancer.

Nicola Murphy, who helped arrange the event, said: “The day was absolutely amazing and the turn out was fantastic. It couldn’t have gone better really, I didn’t see one kid bored or getting told off.”

Hundreds turned up for the event, showing their support in cowboy outfits and with pink hair and clothing. Families had the chance to spend the day taking part in activities, having a go on the bucking bronco, a raffle, name the teddy bear, as well as a hogroast and barbecue, homemade cowboy cupcakes, and a release of pink balloons.

John Leadbetter rode his bike from Prestatyn to Betws-y-Coed and back on the morning, raising over £1000 and agreed to have his beard shaved off. A heart, which has been used as a sign of support for Cheryl on social media, was also shaved into the chest of Jon Hargreaves to raise funds.

The fun day managed to raise more than £1,800, bringing Cheryl’s fund to over £7000 and counting.

Nicola said: “We can’t thank everyone enough for their support, especially in the current climate, everyone dug deep to help out.

“It was an emotional day for all the right reasons. Cheryl wants to build up as many memories as she can and this day was one of them because the kids loved it so much. It touches your heart to see the community come together and support this.”

Nicola and friends have arranged more events to continue their support with a bag packing day at Tescos and a charity football match on May 24 in Prestatyn.

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