Water Street School turn Green for Aireville Park

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful pupils, their families, and staff at Water Street Primary School who raised a fantastic £176 towards the new children’s play area when they all swapped school uniform for something green on Friday 26th May 2017.

It’s really very exciting to see that our fundraising campaign is becoming a whole community effort. And if you’ve got any ideas of how you can help us meet our £100,000 target please do get in touch!

 

Skipton Gala in Aireville Park

This weekend sees the return of the Skipton Gala, a procession that begins in Westmoreland Street at 1pm through the High Street and all the way to Aireville Park.

“For over a century Skipton Gala has been supporting the community by raising money for local organisations and charities”

We are very proud to be supporting the Skipton Charities Gala committee by helping to collect donations for them, who support many groups in our area.

We will be wearing our Friends of Aireville Park t-shirts. Do come and say hello if you see us, ask us about the park and, if you can, leave a donation.

A delicious kick start to the fundraising campaign

We kicked off our fundraising campaign for the new children’s play area by running the Skipton Town Hall Charity Cafe on 1st May bank holiday. It was great to see so many faces supporting us on the day and to also meet visitors to Skipton. It gave us a great opportunity to share our exciting plans for the park. Cafe customers throughout the day enjoyed a selection of hot breakfast sandwiches, teacakes, homemade soup, homemade baking, pies and peas.

The event was supported with a donation from the wonderful people at Keelham’s Farm Shop, who supplied all the meat, pies and bread products. And on the day we raised a wonderful £700, bringing our total raised so far to £13,300.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our wonderful hard working volunteers who helped to run the cafe on the day as well as all the talented bakers and bunting makers and of course all of you lovely people who were our customers. It was a great start to our fundraising campaign and watch this space for future events.
If you would like to make a donation towards the new play area then you can do so via our Localgiving site https://localgiving.org/charity/friendsofairevillepark/

Charity of the Year!

We are delighted that that Skipton Ukulele Club have chosen  Friends of Aireville Park as their charity of the year!

We would like to thank them for their support.

Watch this space for details of their up coming concerts or fundraising events.

Or join them at their popular monthly Jam get together.  The next one is at the Black Horse, Skipton on 21st May 3-5 pm. Everyone welcome. Over 400 page songbook to choose to play from for 2 hours.

Who are The Friends of Aireville Park?

Friends of Aireville Park litter pick
Friends of Aireville Park

We are the Friends of Aireville Park (FoAP) and we are an established, Skipton based, community organisation. We have 6 core volunteer committee members and over 400 followers on social media. We are a group of parents, dog walkers, runners, cyclists and locals who love the park. The committee formed in April 2013 to work as a team to improve the park with a core purpose of encouraging wider use of the park and a sense of community ownership through our fundraising for park improvements, conservation of unique and natural features and holding a variety of community events in the park. We are the latest winners of the 2016 Craven Community Champion Award for a Greener Craven. We work closely with the park owners, Craven District Council (CDC), to represent the voice of the community and to push for the improvements that will transform Aireville Park in to the community hub that Skipton needs and deserves.

 

A new playpark!

It’s official! Our fundraising efforts are underway.Fundraising-March-2017

If you would like to make a donation to help our efforts, please visit our local giving page.

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Download our poster: Fundraising-March-2017