Family fun day at fete on Southbrook estate

Southbrook fete on the field'Pictured with Silly Soapy are Katie Boorman ( 9 ), Sophie-Louise Bates '( 9 ) & Liam Bates ( 3 )
Southbrook fete on the field'Pictured with Silly Soapy are Katie Boorman ( 9 ), Sophie-Louise Bates '( 9 ) & Liam Bates ( 3 )

Forty red balloons were released in celebration on Saturday when the Southbrook Community Association hosted its annual fete.

The family day out on the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) sports field was attended by more than 1,000 people who enjoyed live entertainments and events to mark the 40th anniversary of the Southbrook Community Association.

There was plenty to do with bouncy castles, clowns, face painting and pony rides.

There was also live music from The Peppermints.

A display of photographs and press clippings from the association’s history was a fitting tribute to the charity.

Fundraising and events coordinator for the association Jessica Barnsley said: “The event was our way of showing the generations of families who live within our community how much we appreciate them and what they do.”

The balloons were launched from the field by representatives of families who have supported the association over the years.

The association is responsible for providing the Southbrook community building used by several groups for community work, sports and social clubs and as a meeting place.

Local organisations and agencies such as the SCA youth committee also took part in the launch.

Miss Barnsley said: “The day was a fantastic success with a great turnout.

“We raised about £500 which will go towards keeping the event going for next year.”

She added: “We would like to say a big thank you to supporting agencies and the Hill Ward community as well as Cllr Alan Hills for their support.”