Niamh hands over a whopping cheque for cancer research

CHEDDLETON Carnival organisers have raised another whopping amount of cash towards cancer research.

Retiring queen Niamh Corden Le-Petit (pictured) handed over a huge cheque for £54,805 to Cancer Research UK, adding to the £1million-plus already raised for the life-saving charity by the carnival over the years.

The task of promoting a series of fundraising events over the next 12 months, organised by the carnival committee,has now been handed over to the newly-crowned queen, 11-year-old Mille Grace Williams.

Saturday’s 75th carnival, held at Ashcombe Park Cricket Club, was another huge success thanks to the overwhelming support from villagers and the surrounding area.

The traditional colourful carnival parade through the village was led by the Longton Scout and Guide Band.

New queen Millie (centre) with her retinue

There were many family attractions on the carnival field, including an appearance by presenters from the online community radio station LASAR based in Leek.

Later in the evening the popular acoustic duo Northern Lights entertained in the carnival marquee.