Youngsters are getting ready for this year’s construction theme

Children from Carleton Childcare have been given high vis jackets and hard hats from Eric Wright Construction ahead of the Poulton Gala next month.  Pictured are some of the children with Mark Prince, Sarah Loughran, Susan Caulton and Kevin Burgoyne.
Children from Carleton Childcare have been given high vis jackets and hard hats from Eric Wright Construction ahead of the Poulton Gala next month. Pictured are some of the children with Mark Prince, Sarah Loughran, Susan Caulton and Kevin Burgoyne.
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Gala fever is sweeping through Poulton as residents gear up for the popular annual event – and these youngsters are no exception.

Showing off their custom-built hard hats and high-vis jackets, the children at Carleton Childcare are embracing this year’s construction theme.

They are hoping the extra attention to detail will pay off as they parade through the town in their outfits atop a customised float during the procession on June 6.

Sarah Loughran, who owns the nursery on 
Bispham Road, said: “Our committed parents have worked so hard to bring this project together for the people of Poulton.

“Their community involvement and passion for keeping up local traditions such as Poulton Gala are so inspiring to us all.

“Poulton Gala holds so many happy childhood memories for so many locals and everyone at Carleton Childcare is delighted to support this very special event which we hope will continue to go from strength to strength.

“Now it’s the children’s turn to make their own magical memories as they excitedly experience riding on the float dressed up in all their glory.”

The hard hats and jackets were donated to the nursery by Eric Wright Construction (EWC), the Lancashire-based firm whose ongoing work to build a Booths store in the town inspired the theme for this year’s gala.

Kevin Burgoyne, of EWC, said: “EWC was more than happy to be involved in this community event.

“When Sarah, the owner of Carleton Childcare, contacted us we happily provided customised high-vis jackets and hard hats for children, parents and grandparents.

“This is just the sort of thing EWC likes getting involved – especially as Eric comes from the local area.”

Final preparations are now under way at the nursery for the gala, which takes place on June 6.

A day of family entertainment kicks off with the Parade setting off from the Civic Centre car park at noon and winding its way to Market Place.