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Yarndale 2017

 

 

We would like to say a great big thank you to the wonderful Skipton Ukulele Band who raised £400 for the new play area whilst playing at Yarndale this year!

We hope you enjoyed the wonderful yarn bombing in the Park and all the fantastic woolly wonders up at the Auction Mart. It inspired one of our volunteers to write this little poem. Enjoy!

I heard a yarn about a dale,
Still flecked with sheep and draped in mists,
Where mills stand tall to tell a tale
Of weavers’ woes and carders’ trysts.

Now lampposts dressed in woollen art
Line up where once the loomers laughed
And guide us to an auction mart,
Its cattle pens crammed full with craft.

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Our Park needs your vote!

 

Great news!

We have been shortlisted for the Skipton Tesco Bags of Help initiative that is funded by the 5p carrier bag charge. We are in with a chance of being awarded between £1000-£4000. With the previous Bags of Help award we received we paid for the new zip wire.

So if you would like to see some more new amazing play equipment in our Park get down to Tesco and vote FOAP!

 

Friends of Aireville Park host a Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox

On Saturday 17th June 2017 people of all ages and parts of Skipton gathered on the sunny Saturday afternoon in Aireville Park for a community picnic as part of a series of celebratory events happening across the country to honour the memory of Jo Cox.

Sharon Jefferies, Vice-chairperson Friends of Aireville Park said

“Jo Cox was a wonderful and inspirational women and Aireville Park is the perfect location in Skipton for everyone to come together to celebrate what makes our community great and to remember all the things we have in common. In true Jo style we had families from all over town coming together, sharing food, stories, laughing, playing and enjoying our shared green space. We all had a lot of fun!”

During the event we asked people what unites and brings people together, the park and our shared green spaces came up tops, but so did cake! It was a picnic after all.

Skipton Building Society hold cake sale for new Children’s Play Area

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful cake loving staff at Skipton Building Society’s head office raised a fantastic £182 towards our fundraising campaign for the new children’s play area in the park. Our amazing Friends of Aireville Park volunteers and Skipton Building Society Staff donated cakes, biscuits and flapjacks for the sale.

Claire Spencer, from Skipton Building Society, said

“It’d great that the Society is able to support local community groups fundraising events like the Friends of Aireville Park and help them raise funds to deliver worthwhile projects that bring benefits to the local area”

Andrew Hearn, Friends of Aireville Park Treasurer added

“We’ve had lots of grassroots support from the Skipton community and it’s great to get the support of local businesses as we continue with our fundraising campaign. Especially prominent Skipton based employers such as Skipton Building Society. We are approaching the £20,000 mark and every bit counts as we work towards that £100,000 target.”

If you would like to make a donation towards the new play area then visit:  https://localgiving.org/charity/friendsofairevillepark/

Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer some time for future events or help with the fundraising in any way, then email: friendsofairevillepark@gmail.com

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.

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.

Join them for their group meet at the Three Links every Thursday 7:15 to 9:15. Everyone welcome.

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.