URMSTON’S annual party in the park raised more than £500 for a children’s mental health charity.

Organiser Cllr Jo Harding was joined by Kate Green MP and hundreds of residents and community representatives on Sunday in Golden Hill Park to celebrate the creation of the NHS.

The festival, now in its sixth year, has grown from a small picnic in the park with couple of stalls, into a major event in the local community calendar.

This year, all the funds raised on the day will be donated to Galaxy House – a specialist mental health unit which supports children at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Cllr Harding, portfolio holder for Adult Social Care at Trafford Council, described the festival as a ‘huge’ success.

“Every single person who turned up and either bought a cake, drink, or raffle ticket deserves a huge thank you,” said Cllr Harding.

“In addition, all the bands and volunteers who gave up their Sunday afternoon to back such a worthy cause did an outstanding job.

“And, huge praise goes to members of Trafford Youth Cabinet, who spoke about the importance of caring about young peoples’ mental health.”

“The main aims of the festival are to raise money for a charity and raise awareness of all the fantastic work the NHS does,” she added.

“I’m delighted to announce that we have raised more than £500 pounds for Galaxy House.”

Pictured, from left, members of Trafford Youth Cabinet, Mark Bailey, Sanah Kashyap, Michael Jarkowski, Atlanta Montague with Kate Green MP and, centre, Cllr Joanne Harding.