Friends of St Martin's Gardens

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Photos from the festival

The PCOs try plate spinning

Parents for Sports entertaining the little ones

Unicycle riding tuition on the mound

A donkey among the graves - not an every day sight in St Martin's Gardens

The autumn perennial bed colouring up

The local Police Community Support Officers - bathed in a virtuous halo of light

Glendale/Camden Council gave us geraniums for fund raising

The raffle and tombola proved popular

Free donkey rides

The firefighters and their truck - 2nd in popularity to the donkey!

Local girls size up their future fighting fires

The entertainer and his fireshow - no firefighters required....

"The Godmothers" - some of the volunteers who organised the event

Community Festival - August 30, 2008

The community festival on August 30 was a huge success. The weather was summer-y (for a change!) and many helpers pitched in to make the day a success.

Events for children included free donkey rides & an entertainer who taught spinning plates and unicycle riding, and later did a fire show.
Parents for Sports from Somers Town kindly joined us to run activities for mainly under 5's and our local firefighters brought their truck along.

We held a raffle, tombola, guess the cake weight & guess the number of sweets competitions. The money raised ensures that we will be able to run a similar event next year - we have to buy liability insurance to hold events, so even with the small grant from Camden Council, a certain amount of fun raising is necessary. We're indebted to local residents and businesses who donated prizes for the raffle & tombola.

Amongst those who donated items are :
Somerfield, JP Pharmacy -139 Camden High St,The Little Baker - 94 Camden High St, Woolworths, Sainsburys, Waterstones, Boots, 99p Shop, Marks & Spencer’s, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, Golden Lion Tavern, Royal College St, The Worlds End pub, George’s Café -Pratt St, Firat 2 groceries -Pratt St, Central Stationers, Vodafone Camden, Savers, Flickers Hair.

Thanks to all who came to join us on the day, it was certainly a wonderful meeting of our community!

More photos are in the separate posting.