Fam­i­lies cel­e­brate with freeWhit­law­burn Fun Day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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