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Fun day smiles for families

The Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton organised a fun day to raise money for the next phase of the park's re-development.
Neil Trickett from The Living Jungle introduces Banana the albino Burmese Python to some new friends.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
13-4-2014

The Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton organised a fun day to raise money for the next phase of the park's re-development. Neil Trickett from The Living Jungle introduces Banana the albino Burmese Python to some new friends. PIC BY ROB LOCK 13-4-2014

There were smiles all round as a community group held a fun day at a popular Poulton park.

Residents young and old headed to the Jean Stansfield Memorial Park for the family event.

The Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park group put on the event for free to bring the local community together.

Organisers praised the turnout on Sunday, despite the cold weather, as people made the most of a range of stalls and activities on offer.

For the younger generation, there was everything from archery to face painting to keep them busy, while

local businesses supported the event by donating prizes to be won on the day.

There was also a treasure hunt and Easter egg decorating competition.

And live animals were a big draw at the event, with a ‘living jungle’ proving popular.

Organisers of the fun day later took to Facebook to thank everyone who came along and supported the park.

Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park came together to help maintain the park and encourage more people to make the most of it.

In recent years, the group has managed to raise thousands of pounds that it uses to improve the park’s facilities.

The Jean Stansfield Park, also known as Vicarage Park, was created in 1926 in memory of Westbourne House pupil Jean, who died aged just 10.

Her parents donated two acres of land to the people of Poulton to create a park and recreational facilities for local children.

The park now boasts a children’s play area, bowling greens and an ornamental wetland area.

 

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