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Crowds flock to Ellington Park for May Fayre

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23 May 2019

Kent Coast Volunteering
Grey skies and rain failed to deter thousands of Thanet’s residents from turning out to the Ellington Park May Fayre last Sunday.

The popular event organised by the Friends of Ellington Park – and celebrating its tenth year – featured more stalls, attractions and entertainment than ever before.

One such crowd-puller was the “Silver Spring” marquee run by Kent Coast Volunteering, which housed everything from chair exercises and line-dancing, to laughter yoga and an arts and crafts area. Meanwhile, staff and volunteers were also on hand to share information on the support available for Thanet’s older residents, via the National Lottery Community funded project, Thanet Community Support Partnership (TCSP).

Chair exercises were just one of the activities in KCV's Silver Spring marquee.

TCSP project coordinator Chris Scutt said:
We are really delighted to have played a part in such a wonderful, treasured community event.

Kent Coast Volunteering was there to help connect people with the wealth of social and leisure activities on offer in Thanet, especially ones suitable for older and isolated people in our communities.

Thanks to the May Fayre and the Friends, we were also able to showcase a few of the many exciting volunteering opportunities available within the Thanet community - so it was a very successful day for us all round.

Friends of Ellington Park chair Beverley Perkins said:
We were only too happy to have Kent Coast Volunteering at the May Fayre this year. Their marquee and the activities they had going on in there were certainly impressive and made for a great addition to the event.

But there were many other opportunities for people of all age groups to have fun at the Fayre. With over 90 stalls, a funfair, live music throughout the afternoon, and the Ellington Park Bookshop having sold nearly 700 books on the day, there was something for everyone. For the four-legged event-goers, the Fun Dog Show run by Angels 4 Dogs Rescue was bigger and better than ever, with new categories including “Miss and Mr Ellington Park”. And for fans of four-wheeled vehicles, ROMMCC (the oldest old motor car club in Thanet) made their Ellington Park debut with a stunning array of classic cars on show.

Classic cars were just a few of the many other attractions on show at the May Fayre.

Beverley said:
Thank you to all the marvellous volunteers, without whom the event would never have taken place. Thank you also to the people of Ramsgate and beyond who always turn up and support our events whatever the weather.

You can find out more about the Friends of Ellington Park by emailing friendsofellingtonpark@gmail.com or visiting them on social media: @FofEPRamsgate.

To find out more about Kent Coast Volunteering, you can phone 01843 609337, email info@kcv.org.uk or look them up on social media: @ThanetCommunity.


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