Music fans turned out for a charity gig which was brought back after more than a decade in aid of the Bosley disaster fund.
The Beaver Ball returned to Macclesfield to help raise money for those families affected by the massive explosion at the wood mill in Bosley last month. The gig, which was headlined by Macclesfield soul band The Screaming Beavers, used to take place regularly but had not happened since 2003.
But the band and its friends decided to resurrect the event in aid of the Bosley fund.
It took place at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, with other local supporting acts Chinese Marbles and Apollo Dawn, and raised around £3,000.
Andy Greenwood, from Limpet Marketing, who organised the event with Rachel Kearns, said: “It was a fantastic night.
“I live near Bosley and have a few friends who worked at the mill, so I wanted to help.
“I used to help the Screaming Beavers run music nights years ago and we started running the annual concerts which grew and grew. We had the last one in 2003 and thought the Bosley fund was the perfect excuse to hold one again.”
The online fund at gofundme.com is nearly £67,000 but it’s estimated that with funds coming in from events, the total is nearly £100,000.
Joan Lowden is holding a car boot on Garden Close, Macclesfield on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Call 07752 620305 to take part.
On Sunday, a charity netball tournament will take place at Fallibroome Academy and there is a music festival at The Knot pub in Rushton Spencer.
Also on Sunday, a fundraising day will take place at The New Liberal Club in Macclesfield, with barbecue, entertainment and auction from 11am.
A charity football match with ex-professional footballers and celebrities against a team of Bosley residents will take place at Macclesfield Town on Sunday, September 6.
Bosley parish councillor Sylvia Jenkinson, who set up the fund, said: “The explosion is going to affect people for a long time and we want to raise more money, It’s been heartwarming what everyone has done.”
A campaign is being run to distribute Help Bosley wristbands and spread the word about the campaign. Organisers are running a competition to send in pictures of the most unusual way and location to wear the wristbands.
Send pictures to facebook.com/helpbosley.