Big park party raises £15,000
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