The Oakworth Community Trust has been leading the way in community engagement over the last few weeks. We were delighted to have provided burgers at both the most recent Great Get Together and the Oakworth Gala, helping in our mission to bring our community together.

The first event, the Great Get Together, was held on the 23rd of June at Christchurch on Colne road. This was the first year where both the local Anglican Church and the Trust had worked together to provide over a hundred burgers and refreshments to local people.

The Great Get Together is held twice a year to honour the life of murdered MP Jo Cox. Since it was created, The Trust has taken responsibility for organising the events in the village and will be holding a Festive Get Together in December.

With the Great Get Together behind us, the Trust then focused our attention to the annual Gala which is run by the Oakworth Village Society and, once again, burgers were on the menu.

On the 6th of July, we raised well over £500 over the day and also helped promote the upcoming Village Show and the newly created Plastic Free Oakworth group.

Oakworth Community Trust chairman Robert Payne said: “Both days were fantastic for the village and for the Trust. Our job at the Trust is to help bring our communities together and both of these provide us the platform to do so. It was great to see so hundreds of people at the Gala and the Get Together and we are looking forward to next year. I would like to thank my fellow Trustees: Ruth Payne, Luke Maunsell, Martin van der Boon, Jan Abberton and Jackie McGinnis for helping over the two days. We couldn’t do it without them!”

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