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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!

 

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

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 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