Family Fun Day 2010!
Photographs by P Trollope
report by C Trollope.
FORMBY Churches Together held a
Free Family Fun Day, in Duke Street Park, Formby, on Saturday, 14
August, 2010. The Theme this year was Our Wonderful World and
although it was for the under 12 year olds, many adults and young
people with younger offspring attended between Midday and 4pm.
Parking was difficult and the spaces along the roads bordering the
park were at a premium. However everyone enjoyed themselves and
there were hardly any calls on the local members of St John
Teams of volunteers appeared between 8 and 9 o’clock with trailers
and began to set up the stalls. Even though there was a cloudy sky
and an off sea wind, everyone was hopeful that it would not rain! It
didn’t! There were 12 local Christian Churches represented and each
supplied their own predetermined items while Waitrose and M & S also
very generously supplied refreshments. Those free refreshments were
so popular, that they ran out about half an hour before the show
There was almost everything for the young people to see and do; some
stalls were like the old fashioned Fete events of years ago, while
other stalls were very modern. Here is a list of some of the things
available for all who came to the Fun Day: Eco-boat Rides; Petting
Zoo; Donkey rides; Exotic Animals; Tennis and Football Coaching;
Circus skills; Beat the goalie; Climbing wall; Eco-den building;
Train rides; Pine Pixies under 5’s area; Messy Church; Fun science;
Bouncy slide; Face painting; Tattoos; hair braiding; Jewellery
takeaway; Plant a Pot; Waitrose barbecue; Refreshments; Reckless
Elbow Irish Band; and lots more fun including football, golf, games
and activities, even a magic clown.
Many hours of careful planning and hard work, before, during and
afterwards resulted in a real Family Fun Day, and everything, for
the third year running, was free for everyone who attended. The
sponsors, and the 11 churches, along with the visitors and
throughout the day over 200 volunteer helpers, made it a very happy
event to be remembered with pride. So thank you sponsors, and
Christians one and all. That Family Fun Day was a real gift to our
local people, Christianity at work in the neighbourhood.
The Churches taking part were: from Altcar Village, St Michael’s C
of E; from Hightown, St Steven’s C of E; from Formby and Freshfield,
St Jerome’s RC, United Reform Church, Community Church, Holy Trinity
C of E, St. Ann’s RC, St Peter’s C of E, Our Lady’s RC, St Luke’s,
Redgate C of E, and Messy Church C of E...
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