Milnrow & Newhey Resident Watch family fun resilience day is huge success
Date published: 22 October 2021
Milnrow & Newhey Resilience Day
A family fun resilience day at Milnrow Cricket Club was a great success on 19 September.
The free fun day was hosted by Milnrow & Newhey Resident Watch after receiving a grant from the Co-op local community fund.
Families enjoyed bouncy castles, assault courses, slides, archery by Milnrow scout group, sweet pong, face painting, plus free drinks and goodies from a McDonald’s truck.
Music from Roch Valley Radio kept everyone entertained throughout the afternoon with dance displays from Resisdance and Zumba from Aleksandra.
Stalls with help, support and advice were available throughout the day from the likes of the police, the fire service, Living Well, HMR Circle, Milnrow Library Walking Group, the council’s adult services team, an NHS mobile vaccination clinic, All Aboard, Thrive, Samaritans and the WI group.
David Kendall, chairman of Milnrow & Newhey Resident Watch said: “There is no doubt people have had – and are having – a tough time due to coronavirus so it was brilliant to watch families having fun for free thanks to the money raised by co-op members.
“I must say a big thank you to the groups, companies and people who attended; thank you for making the day so successful and to those who gave up their Sunday. A final thanks goes to Milnrow Cricket Club for letting is use their grounds for the day.
“It was only possible thanks to these and the Co-op local community fund; I urge any other community groups who need to raise money for a specific cause to apply. It is a fantastic way to raise funds plus your group's profile.”
He added: “Although it was about having fun without the expense, there was a serious side. Groups and services available to the community attended and what a remarkable amount of help and community groups we have to turn to.
“We hope by sharing the help and advice available that we can all access these groups should we need to, or if someone we know if going through a tough time. The work these groups do is often not recognised until we need them, being able to promote how they help was a privilege for Milnrow & Newhey Resident Watch. We look forward to seeing them all again next year.
“Over the last 18 months, we have had a massive change to what used to be classed as normal, yet the area still has lots going on which can help keep us from becoming isolated or lonely.”
The group is now looking for a sponsor to host a bigger resilience day event next year.
If you would like to sponsor the group, please get in touch via email: email@example.com.
All photos with kind permission from Becki List.
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