Big park party raises £15,000

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FOUR THOU­SAND peo­ple flocked to Poyn­ton’s Party In the Park on Satur­day rais­ing more than £15,000 for char­ity.

And in true English style, they didn’t let the weather put them off as they danced to live mu­sic, cheered and waved flags.

The event, a high­light in the town’s so­cial cal­en­dar for around ten years now, is or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club and took place at Poyn­ton Park.

A pro­gramme of mu­sic span­ning six decades in­clud­ing The Scream­ing Beavers, Mon­key Harris, Un­der the Cov­ers, Leroy Lurve En­ter­tainer Ex­traor­di­naire and the Ver­non Build­ing So­ci­ety Poyn­ton Brass Band made for a ‘mag­i­cal’ party for young and old alike.

Pic­nics were en­joyed and gaze­bos were abuzz with friends and neigh­bours re­united.

Garth Aspinall from the Ro­tary Club said: “It went very well. There was a lit­tle bit of rain but not enough to spoil the fun.It is a fam­ily day and also very much a Poyn­ton fam­ily af­fair, but peo­ple did come from out­side too. It gives peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to mix with each other.”

He added: “We would like to thank peo­ple for com­ing. Ev­ery­one was in very good spir­its and the at­mos­phere was great.”

●● Paul and Tracey Boothby, Mark and Karen Boothby and Paul and Julie Smith get into the party spirit at Poyn­ton’s Party in the Park

●● Jason Jones en­joys a kick­about with son Thomas Sweeney-Jones, six

●● Martin Rim­mer with sons Jason, two, and Ethan, seven

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