A bumper crowd of around 2,000 people attended the past Mayor of Newtownabbey’s Family Play Day held at Mossley Mill recently.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness and funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities - AA Veterans Support, Life After Loss and the Somme Nursing Home.
The Mayor’s Play Day offered something for everyone, young and old, with archery, face painting, a climbing wall, bouncy castle for all ages and the star attraction, an RAF simulator. It was a memorable day with lots of sunshine contributing to the enjoyment and the popularity of the outdoor activities.
Outgoing Mayor Fraser Agnew commented: “It was great to use the superb facilities at Mossley Mill to raise awareness of three fantastic causes and the valuable support they provide. Each charity is close to my heart and the funds raised will be put to invaluable use.”
Dean Holmes, Sport and Play Development Officer, added: “It was a great day with a good crowd coming along and supporting the event. We were very lucky with the weather and it added to the atmosphere on the day. I’d like to thank everyone who helped to make the event a success.”
Life After Loss helps those affected by the loss of a baby. They provide support and information to those who have been through the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, or early in life, for any reason.
The Somme Nursing Home is located in Belfast and has been providing treatment and quality care for service and ex-service persons since 1914.
AA Veterans Support NI provides support for veterans residing in Northern Ireland.
For further information about the Mayor’s charities log on to www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/MayorsOffice/charities.asp