Friends of St Martin's Gardens

Monday, August 24, 2009

Community Picnic Day - 11 July 2009

This year, due to lack of volunteers, we scaled down our fete to a Community Picnic Day, with an activity for children funded by a Camden Council Arts grant. Year 6 from Old Lady's School made some illuminated bunting for us, as seen here --->

Unfortunately the day was wet and cold, with rain falling about every 20 minutes. We put up the two gazebos and some attendees managed to picnic under them.

Our child
ren's activity was Phil from Zoofari.
He runs an education focused mobile zoo, and teaches about the perils of keeping exotic animals as pets. His most popular animal was Monty Python, a three year old albino Burmese python, who already weighs 50kg. Other animals include a rare raccoon dog and a tarantula.

Many thanks to local businesses who provided prizes for our fund raising raffle. The money raised helps towards o
ur public liability insurance, which we need to buy in order to hold events in the park.
Please support the businesses who supported this year's event:

A& K Warehouse, Camden High Street
Aftab's Greenland Enterprises, Greenland Road
Andy's Greek Restaurant, Bayham Street
Boots, Camden High Street
Camden Household, Camden Street
Caponata Ristorante, Delancey Street
Central Stationers, Camden High Street
Eclipse Hair Salon, Camden High Street
Greenland Butchers, Greenland Road
J.A. Lake & Co. Jewellers, Camden High Street
JP Pharmacy, Camden High Street
99p Stores, Camden High Street
Ă–zdiller Supermarket, Pratt Street
Prontaprint, Camden High Street
Sainsburys, Camden Road
Sen-nin Japanese Restaurant, Pratt Street
Snappy Snaps, Camden High Street
Somerfield, Camden High Street
Supernews, Pratt Street
local authors Geoff Dyer and Doro Marden