Friday, 6 August 2010

All aboard for the Worsley Mesnes Fun Day

The wet weather certainly didn't stop the fun at the annual Worsley Mesnes North Fun Day.

The Fun Day was held at Worsley Mesnes Community Centre and I was delighted to pop along and join Cllr Billy Rotherham and Cllr Lynne Holland and the team of volunteers who had worked so hard to make the day possible.

The Fun Day is the collective effort of local community groups, along with the support of Wigan Council, Greater Manchester Police and Arena Housing. The packed day of activities assist in helping to raise the profile and funds for the groups working out of the community centre, such as the playgroup and bingo club.

Vicar of St James Parish Hilary Young and community centre volunteers Sharon Lowe, Sarah Meadows and Julie O’Dwyer were rightly singled out for praise by local Councillor Billy Rotherham.

Today’s Fun Day really does help to bring people together and goes to show that community life is strong and vibrant in Worsley Mesnes. It was fantastic to see so many people attend the event. It was a great day with people of all ages enjoying themselves, having fun and sharing common interests.

The free fun activities included bouncy castles, raffles, tombolas plus statutory agencies were on hand to provide help and advice for toddlers, teens, pensioners and people with disabilities.

A BBQ helped to keep the hunger pangs at bay and Wigan Warriors mascot, Max made an appearance to the delight of young Rugby League fans.