Kids have fun in sun

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Kenny Smith

Families head to park

The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park held their an­nual fun day at the week­end - and it was a mas­sive suc­cess for all in­volved.

Around 1500 turned out for event, whe­ich in­cluded MP Tom Greatrex and Coun­cilor Rus­sell Clearie, along with mem­bers of their families.

Early fears about the chance of rain were soon dis­placed, as the threat of rain dis­persed and it turned into a dry day.

A spokesman for the Friends said: “At the start of the week we were a bit anx­ious that the weather would put a damper on the event, how­ever, on the day it was dry, al­though at times a bit blus­tery.

“We had our usual at­trac­tions of Welsh Pony rides, face paint­ing, Project 31 crafts, Shet­land Ponies to pet, the smoothie bike from lo­cal com­mu­nity health ini­tia­tive Healthy ‘n’ Happy, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Durie’s Box­ing Gym, splash in­flat­a­bles, bal­loon mod­el­ling and Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park stalls.

“We had the ad­di­tion of Dr Bike, Amy’s Nail Bar, Univer­sal Con­nec­tions with sports games and Mor­ri­son’s, who had a num­ber of food re­lated games and were giv­ing out food tasters of burg­ers and

sausages on rolls, as well as sausage rolls, jelly pots and var­i­ous juices.

“We had two other stalls, one from the Fos­ter Care As­so­ciates and one from the Joint Prob­lem Solv­ing Unit.

“We would like to thank ev­ery­one who put do­na­tions in our col­lec­tion cans on the day, the money will go to­wards other free events we hold.

“A big thanks must go to all the vol­un­teers who helped on the day and to land ser­vices for their as­sis­tance.”

Tom Greatrex MP said: “It was great to join so many other lo­cal families en­joy­ing the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park’s fun­day on Satur­day. The work of the Friends over re­cent years has seen a huge im­prove­ment in the park, and the lo­cal com­mu­nity is def­i­nitely re­spond­ing both by us­ing the park more fre­quently and at­tend­ing events like Satur­day’s in ever in­creas­ing num­bers. Thanks to the ef­fort of the com­mit­ted vol­un­teers run­ning the Friends, the park is once again be­com­ing the fo­cal point for the com­mu­nity in Cam­bus­lang, as it was en­vis­aged a cen­tury ago.”

The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park spokesman added: “We would love to have feed­back of the event from those who at­tended, which they can email to us at info@ ca­mubus­lang­ or on our Face­book page.”

An­i­mal magic The pet­ting zoo was a big hit with chil­dren and par­ents

Taster ses­sion Th­ese visi­tors en­joyed the

So crafty Project 31 en­joyed help­ing par­ents and chil­dren make crafts

Grill king Tasty sausages were served up by Mor­ri­son’s

Pop­u­lar ponies The Shet­land Ponies were pop­u­lar at the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park fun day

Spi­der-Fan This lad went for the Spi­der-Man look

Chal­lenge of the Glad­i­a­tors Young­sters had great fun with pugil sticks as they pre­tended to be Glad­i­a­tors

Su­per slide The bouncy slide was very pop­u­lar with chil­dren

Nice nails Amy’s Nail Bar was a huge hit

Pony power Welsh Pony rides were loved by the chil­dren

tasty juices sup­plied by Mor­ri­son’s su­per­mar­ket

Visi­tors Tom Greatrex MP (left) and Coun­cil­lor Rus­sell Clearie were just two of the 1500 peo­ple

Su­per duper sumos Young­sters dressed up as sumos for some fun fight­ing

Fos­ter­ing an in­ter­est Peo­ple were en­cour­aged to con­sider fos­ter car­ing

Model cit­i­zens This young pair en­joyed bal­loon mod­el­ling

Box­ing master­class Durie’s Box­ing Gym at­tended the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park fun day

Fun times There was fun for all at the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park an­nual event

Bul­let Great bit of copys

Wheel deal Ad­vice and bi­cy­cle re­pairs were on hand at Dr Bike

Pop­u­lar The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park fun day was very busy, with around 1500 at­ten­dees

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