Community to gather for family fun day fundraiser

Alison Comyn

Published 10/07/2013 | 15:44

The excitement is building in Aston Village as the locals get ready for the upcoming fun day which takes place on July 14.

TOGETHER THEY form one of the largest housing developments in Drogheda, and this weekend, Aston Village and Termon Abbey are holding a Family Fun Day, not just for their own residents, but for anyone who would like to join in.

The event will take place on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m, and as well as entertainment for all the family to enjoy, it's hoped some money can be raised for the planned playground for the neighbouring estates.

'We have a whole afternoon of fun organised, including game stalls, bouncy castles, Bric-a-Brac stalls, Beat the Bleep, Basketball Games, Ball Pit, Facepainting, and much, much more,' says Playground Committee member Mairead Cassidy.

'Bruno's Takeaway will be looking after the food, and there will be some big surprises, with LMFM bringing their roadcaster down too with lots of craic promised.'

The committee was formed back in March to raise funds to build a much-needed children's play facility in Aston Village and Termon Abbey.

The first meeting of interested parties attracted around 50 local residents, and the committee was formed with five officers - Kenneth Flood, vice chair Gareth McBride, PRO Mairead Cassidy, secretary Heljá Rtile and treasurer Lorraine McArdle.

It is estimated the facility, which residents of the two northside estates say is hugely necessary, would cost in the region of €75,000, but the estate must be taken in charge by the council before any Louth Leadership funding could be given.

'We have held a few fundraising events, but we hope to raise more awareness with this big event, and at the same time unite the two estates, and have some fun with neighbouring estates too,' adds Mairead.

'The river rescue services, as well as other local emergency services have said they hope to come along and hold some displays, so there really will be something of interest to all.'

Drogheda Independent

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