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We did it!


Congratulations to the hundreds of Santas who completed the 2017 Great Santa Fun Run, including our very own Friends of Aireville Park team. And MANY THANKS to all the people who sponsored us, helping raise funds for the new play area.

The run/jog/walk started and finished in our beloved park, so it seems somehow fitting that the FoAP team had representatives both at the very front and at the very back. The prize for the happiest dawdlers goes to our youngest members, who were only pipped to last place by the back markers!




The Santa Fun Run

santa fun run

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air, it’s getting dark early and it’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas. Time to sign up for the Skipton Santa Fun Run! You’ve heard of the Skipton parkrun? Well the Santa Fun Run is a 5k park-town-canal-park run – with bells on. For one day only (Sunday 26th November, 11am) the route is closed to traffic and the town is a jostling blur of red and white Santas.

The entry fee (£8 for children/£12 for adults) covers the cost of your very own Santa suit, plus a donation to the Rotary Club’s chosen charities. Any sponsorship you raise on top of that can go to the charity of your choice. We would DEARLY LOVE you to choose to support the exciting new playground planned at Aireville park, where the Fun Run begins and ends. A team of us will be running for Friends of Aireville Park and we invite YOU to join us. Failing that, why not SPONSOR us. Our target is £1,400 to pay for a double set of toddler swings.

Here’s a link to our local giving website:

We look forward seeing you on the day; either cheering us on, or wearing your own Santa suit.


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.

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!


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!


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