A CHORLEY play centre celebrated its fifth birthday with a party.

Hundreds of children and their families packed out Tiny Rockers Centre in Buckshaw Village for a fun-filled celebration on Saturday.

Owner Keeley Edgeley was also celebrating as the centre managed to raise more than £1,070 for charity.

She said: “It was the busiest birthday we have had.

“I think being on Chorley FM and publicising it in local newspapers and social media did good.

“I was a bit worried whether the rain would put people off.

“We started last year at 10am but nobody came until 11am. This year by 10.20am it was packed.

“People did go for lunch but came back when Taz the entertainer came later on and I think it brought people back because of the reputation he has.

“I think the massive achievement was seeing the kids having a good time with smiles on their faces.

“Also when you give them some cake they love it.”

The cake was made by CKaked, owned by local mum Carolyn Kelly.

Keeley says the money raised will help the charity High Five which provides activities for disabled children and their families. She said: “I set myself a target of £1,000 as last year we did £620.

“We managed to get £958 on the day and then I posted it on Facebook, and within three minutes, an anonymous donor paid £40 so I am grateful to whoever they are.

“Also more people donated too so the total stands at £1,070.

“To raise that amount is great as a lot of people nowadays are asking for people to give them money on their birthdays for charity and people still parted with their cash for us.

“High Five is a charity that is very close to my heart so it will help them. “They also ran a hook a duck stall to help raise money.” Keeley admits that it would not have been possible without the support of the community.

She said: “ I have to say a massive word of thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes as that alone made £600.”