Upminster family fun day called 'a great success'
PUBLISHED: 12:25 16 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:51 16 May 2016
Mums, dads, children and people of all ages enjoyed a day full of fun and activities at a park on Saturday.
Organisers, the Friends of Upminster Park, held the event at the park in Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, as they have done for the past 11 years.
The annual all day event had lots for families to enjoy including donkey rides, bouncy castles, a train, side shows and lots of stalls.
A spokesman for the group said: “Our fun day was a great success. We raised nearly £1,500 which will go towards improving our park.
“The day was chilly with gusty winds but the sun came out in the afternoon.
“We were visited by hundreds of people and Waitrose sold strawberries and cream and donated the proceeds to us.”
Two musical performances were provided by the Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corps, a youth marching band formed in 1959.
Group member Patricia Flavell said: “We usually have two to three hundred people attend the event.
“We get help from Veolia which enabled us to put a lot of new trees and flower beds in the park.
Laine Merison from Friends of Wanderers in Cranham with their Hook A Box stall at Upminster Park's funday
Benny Fitter, 3, and Matty Fitter, 5, from Cranham trying to win a prize at Upminster Park's funday.
Left to right: Alan Jee, Brenda Prigmore and Paul Johnson from Rotary Club Havering East with the 'Name The Bear' competition to win £25
Left to right: Lynette Allsop, Fiona Dodd and Nancy Redmond from Strawberry Persian and Pedigree Cat Rescue based in Upminster, with some of their items for sale
Tony Gilford from Elm Park, with his handmade bird boxes stall called Tony's Birdtables at Upminster Park's funday
Left to right: Patricia Dadson (with her kntting) and Sylvia Jones (with her crochet) both from Knitaholics in Gidea Park at Upminster Park's funday.
Upminster Park Funday, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster Patricia Waller of Mrs P's Patisserie of Upminster pictured with Colin Waller and cakes
Upminster Park Funday, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster Piers Outram 5 from Upminster visiting Ruth Symons on the Bedrock Hospital Radio stall
Upminster Park Funday, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster
“We have a lovely play area and have now added some new swings.”
To help plan future events or to join, the group meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm Trinity Church, Gaynes Road, Upminster.
Visit friendsofupminsterpark.com for more information.