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Gala day a success at Leigh's Higher Folds estate
5:20pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
THERE was a real buzz in the air and community spiritin abundance last Friday on Leigh’s Higher Folds estate.
A gala day attracted the interest of families who were welcomed to the event by the Mayor of Wigan Clr Billy Rotherham opened proceedings with a speech at Higher Folds Community Centre.
The gala was made possible by close co-operation of many agencies who volunteered their time and assistance on the day.
“Bedford & Higher Folds Children’s Centre and David Rainford Community Centre staff worked together to ensure everything ran smoothly,” said delighted children’s centre co-ordinator Julie Robson.
The local residents’ group ‘Parents Voice’ funded activities which were free of charge including a climbing wall, go-karts and Barry the entertainer. They also had a tombola stall, a raffle and an auction to raise money for future community events.
Prizes were generously donated by Greater Manchester Police, Clarks, Nandos, Bents Garden Centre, Sandcastle Water Park, Waterfields, Cineworld, Pets at Home, Tesco, Halfords and Sainsbury’s plus there were delicious offerings donated by Greggs and Emma Louise Cakes.
Wigan Council Gateway 0-19 Service funded a bike repair session and subsidised a pottery painting workshop.
The auction for a poster signed by Manchester United player Antonio Valencia was won by top bidder James Garnett. First prize winner in the raffle for a family ticket to Southport Pleasureland was Angela Kelly.
Anyone interested in joining the Higher Folds residents’ group ‘Parent Voice’ should call or text Katie Moulton on 07591 204227.
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