Families celebrate with freeWhitlawburn Fun Day
More than 300 people turned out for a mammoth party that marked the end of the school holidays in Whitlawburn.
Organised by Whitlawburn Youth Club, the free event aimed to bring people of all ages together for a fun day that catered to the whole community.
It included a rodeo bull, bouncy castles for children and toddlers, adult and child sumo suits and five-a-side football tournament, run by UTD Sports with the support of local volunteer Terry Moyne.
Thirty young people signed up for the tournament and had a great time mixing with the other teams.
Youngsters also had the chance to dress up as their favourite character with face painting and glitter tattoos, whilst also meeting their heroes as Darth Vadar and Chew Bacca, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the amazing spiderman were all in attendance.
Michael Hall, of Universal Connections, which runs the youth club, said:“The day was a very good success, with over 300 people of all ages coming throughout the day.
“They all enjoyed getting glitter tattoos, balloon models and had fun on the rodeo bull and sumo suits, which were provided free of charge.
“The event was provided thanks to a funding grant from South Lanarkshire Council’s participatory budget.”
Community groups including CamGlen Radio, Healthy n’Happy and Revolve Upcycle clothing will also be there to show the community what they do to support local people and also the environment.
Michael thanked party-starz who provided the film characters, UTD Sports and Stuart Boland, manager of Whitlawburn Resource Centre for their support.
The fun day was topped off with a wrestling extravaganza as Michael also booked the Reckless Intent wrestling team to do a live wrestling show from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Tattoos Lynn Coull provides glitter tattoos for four year olds Rose Murdoch, left, and Amelia Humphries
Sumo suits Wrestlers Robbi Low , left, and Thomas Clement with referee Jack McGinty
Jump There was a bouncy castle for toddlers and children
Snacks Youngsters were treated to juice and crisps