Fun for all ages at street party

Addison Road street party
Addison Road street party

Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac have raised more than £500 to help battle Alzheimer’s disease.

A mixture of elderly people and young families live in Banbury’s Addison Road.

Addison Road street party

Addison Road street party

On Sunday, June 7, they all came together to host a day of activities, including a bouncy castle and a balloon race – with two balloons reported as landing in Sussex and Bedford.

One of the organisers, Sally Lester, said: “The weather really helped us and the day was amazing. This is something we would love to do on a year-on-year basis.

“Lots of people came along and it was brilliant. We thought there was between 60 and 80 altogether.

“It is just a really nice community and was an opportunity to meet some new faces for those who have not lived in the road very long.”

Addison Road street party

Addison Road street party

The residents decided to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society in support of some of the elderly residents.

Mrs Lester said: “We have two ladies who have been unwell recently but also wanted to do something that was not really commonly recognised.”

Children from the street contributed £250 towards the total by holding a sponsored car wash and a cake and lemonade sale.