Family Festival to fill Millhouses Park

15th July 2014

FUNDRAISERS organising a massive family event in Sheffield for Macmillan Cancer Support have set themselves a target of £10,000.

The Macmillan Extravaganza at Millhouses Park will run for eight hours on July 19 and will feature performers on three different stages along with a range of sporting activities. It has been arranged by lorry driver Peter Sivitter, of Dinnington, and his girlfriend Carlie Hayward, a fitness instructor from Chesterfield. They are hoping the extravaganza, from 12pm to 8pm, will get people involved in music, sport, art and crafts, as well as enjoying live entertainment. Peter said: -We have spent the last 15 months preparing this event on top of our jobs, and taking care of two eight-year-old boys. -This is our first attempt at doing an event and it's grown beyond our wildest dreams. It will fill Millhouses Park and we are hoping thousands of people will come along and enjoy this family event. The Macmillan Extravaganza will be opened by Sheffield fundraising legend John Burkhill, the Man with the Pram, who has himself raised thousands of pounds for the cancer charity over the years. Admission is free, although a voluntary donation of £2 is suggested which will go to Macmillan. There will be a main stage, an acoustic stage and a performers stage with acts as diverse as African drumming, rap, folk music, poetry, magic shows and a Michael Jackson tribute act. The sports field will host everything from Brazilian capoeira, belly dancing, egg-and-spoon races, to kick boxing and cheerleading. Rob Turner, fundraising manager for Macmillan in Sheffield, said: -What Peter, Carlie and the team have done to put on this event is simply incredible. -There are so many different fun activities for families to try and to watch. -Macmillan is investing over £2 million in South Yorkshire to fund new services, and events like this will help us get closer to this target.- To find out more about the event contact Rob Turner on 07545 419 725 or email

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