Friends raise a cuppa to charity

Blackpool mayor Ian Coleman spins the wheel with  Graham Gaulter and Carole Thaw'Friends of Stanley Park coffee morning
Blackpool mayor Ian Coleman spins the wheel with Graham Gaulter and Carole Thaw'Friends of Stanley Park coffee morning
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Friends of Stanley Park held a two-day coffee event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Held in the Visitor Centre at the park, there were stalls, games and delicious homemade cakes.

The event raised £965.

Elaine Smith, chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park, said: “We were amazed at how much we raised as the weather had been atrocious.

“For people to come out and be so generous, we couldn’t believe it.

“We had a raffle, cakes, and stalls with jewellery, bric-a-brac and crafts. The Friends of Stanley Park ran the stalls, they are a really generous group of people.”

Mayor of Blackpool Ian Coleman officially opened the two-day event on Saturday, September 30.

The Friends of Stanley Park group is now busy planning a Halloween-themed weekend which will take place at Stanley Park Visitor Centre on October 28 and 29.

A pumpkin carving demonstration will take place between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, October 28.

Then at 5pm there will be a children’s fancy dress competition followed by a ghost walk around the park at 5.30pm.

On Sunday, October 29 there will be Halloween-themed games and stalls between 11am and 4pm. At 2.30pm a pumpkin competition will be judged. Members of the public and organisations are welcome to enter.

Call Elaine Smith on (01253) 318948 for an entry form.