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Fun, Fun, FUN Day!!

The Ashmore Park Community Together Diamond Jubilee fun day took place Tuesday and what a day it was! I know how hard the volunteers worked to pull everything together we were on our feet for nearly 10 hours setting up, stewarding and then packing away again but it was all worth it!

There were easily over 1500 people that came through the gates to enjoy the day with us, whole families turned up with picnics, kids arrived in groups to have a go on the bucking bronco and the laser quest, small children were enthralled by the Punch and Judy and the magician – there really was something for everyone and despite the fact we were all exhausted at the end, got soaked packing away and I’ve since come down with tonsillitis me and all the other organisers are already wondering – what next?


Ashmore Park Diamond Jubilee Fun Day

I’ve posted before about ACT – or Ashmore Park Community Togther and the Diamond Jubilee Fun Day we were organising  – we’ll we’ve done it and on Tuesday we’ll be welcoming the community to enjoy the fun.

Last Friday myself and Simon Hamilton of Wednesfield and Fallings Park LNP we on Radio WCR  talking about the effort everyone has gone to, to make the day happen and invite everyone from the city along to celebrate with us.

We’ve arranged features on websites and facebook pages and posters and flyers drops as well as the radio interviews to reach out as far into the community as we can.

I’m really looking forward to the day, we’ve raised enough money for all of it to be completely free of charge for all and  this is really is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when the community works together.

What’s on

A guide to the running order of the day: (subject to change due to weather and other factors beyond our control)

12:00 Deputy Mayor and Mayoress arrive and opening
12:30 Marching band
13:00 Everything STOPS for God save the Queen (first verse) and Jubilee Prayer and tea party (picnic)
14:00 Bubbles Cheerleaders
14:30 Fancy Dress
15:00 Flash Mob – Zhumba
15:30 Grey Coll Bag pipers

There will also be:

13:00 – 15:00 Punch and Judy, Magician, Balloons

and running all day:
Fire Brigade, National Express WM mini-bus, Bouncy Castle, Laser Quest, Bucking Bronco, 5-a-side football tournament, Community Art Project, Badge making, Stalls, Name the bear, Hook a Duck, Pin the Crown on the Queen, Health Trainers – health assessment, Tombola (20p/ticket £1 for 6 – all proceeds donated to the school).
WCR radio will be broadcasting live from the day and interviewing people young and old about their jubilee experiences and if the weathers bad we’ve arranged to have the indoor sports hall at the local youth club.


If you are around on Tuesday we’d love to see you there!