Fun Day 2014

Families gathered on Kepple Lane Park to mark the completion of our current phase of improvements, and to celebrate the park being awarded the Prestigious Green Flag Award. 

The Kepple Lane Park Trust would like to thank the many groups and organisations who participated or helped out on the day.

Trustees had been working on plans for the Fun Day for months and both the weather, and the huge turnout from local families, made it all worthwhile!

Trustees (from left to right) Joan Baptie, Andrew Brown, Joe Gilmour and Gordon Harter, with the Green Flag.

Garstang Mayor and Mayoress, Graham and Kathy Salisbury, with Youth Council Representative (and Fairtrade supporter) Bethany Wright-Graham.

Kepple Lane Park Trustee, Andrew Brown with family and friends, worked tirelessly all day creating balloon-models and running the Balloon Race.
Click here for more pics of the Balloon Race.

Many thanks to Garstang Scouts. All their hard work at the Barbecue not only kept our many visitors well-fed and happy, but raised welcome funds for the Scouts and Kepple Lane Park!

Thanks also to Sainsburys and Booths Supermarkets for generously sponsoring the Barbecue.

The main marquee, kindly loaned by Garstang Lions, housed stalls from the A.D.A.M. Appeal, the Poppy appeal, the Body Shop and Stransdale Residients.

Lisa McKinley, representing the Garstang branch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Lisa was keen to show that the Poppy Appeal was not just for Remembrance Day, but a year-round Appeal.

The A.D.A.M. Appeal

Kim Frost with her Body Shop products

The Stransdale Residents' Craft Stall

Garstang Youth Council, long-time supporters of the Kepple Lane Park project, held a raffle and a tombola. They also ran the Kepple Lane Park Trust Treasure Hunt.

Many thanks to the Youth council for all their hard work and continued support.

Youth Council founder, Councillor Lynn Harter, helping out on the Youth Council stall.

Garstang Transition had seed-planting, making seed bombs, and a Lucky Dip for younger visitors. The Group also had on sale, a range of their crafts, the proceeds of which will go towards Garstang Transition's latest project - the Community Orchard. Planting begins in December, right here in Kepple Lane Park!

Busy-bee, Louise Bosson, spent her birthday making seed bombs on the Garstang Transition stand.

Kate Thursfield and Chris Lloyd of Garstang Transition

Ruth Bruce and Michael Tempan of Garstang Fairtrade Steering Group. The Group had samples of various Fairtrade products, as well as Tea and Coffee Tasting.

Oliver Atkinson and Faye Mower give the Youth Council the slip to help out on the Fairtrade Steering Group Stall - Photo: Mary Cammack

Michael Tempan, Ruth Bruce and Stuart McPhillips - Photo: Mary Cammack

Jayne Fowler and ? at their stall bursting with home-made cakes. All the proceeds of the Cake Stall went to Kepple Lane Park.

Julie Riding and staff from Kepple Lane Pharmacy. The Pharmacy team gave visitors health-checks and advice.

Janice and Ros, of the Frack-Free Lancashire Campaign, provided drum workshops for old and young, as well as a lovely rhythmical background to the Fun Day!

Photo: Ros Wills
Photo: Ros Wills

Clare Southworth, of Ginger Discos and Facepainting,  adding a touch of colour to some of the younger Fun Day visitors!

A bouncy time was had by many visitors, thanks to Ibounce Castles and Balloons!

Zoe Edmondson, of Garstang YMCA, gave visitors advice on using the new gym equipment on the park. Zoe also ran a series of mini-circuits throughout the day.
Louise Bosson demonstrates how to Bee Healthy, on one of the YMCA mini-circuits!


Unless credited otherwise: Photography: Joe Gilmour - © Kepple Lane Park Trust