Community comes together for fun day

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A FUN day was held recently to help raise money to makeover a community park.

Families turned up in their droves to support the Friends of Bogside Park fun day which was held on Saturday, June 30 in Kilsyth.

Stalls, dancers and other fun activities kept families amused at the event which raised over £300 - although all the money is still to be counted.

The Friends of Bogside Park was set up in May, 2011 to help makeover the community space which has deteriorated over the last few years.

Keila Singh, secretary of the group (pictured), explained: “We are basically trying to raise money to put new things in the park.


“The park has no lights and the council do not have the funding to put them in.

“We plan to buy lights for the park and other items such as bedding plants to make it a well used park again.

“It used to be used a lot and was a focal point when the circus or fair came to town but the last couple of years, it has been plagued by crime , we want to change that and get people using the park again.”

The fun day was such a success despite the bad weather that it will return next year again.

The group want to thank everyone who came out and supported the event especially Paul’s Butchers and Rennie Bakers who both donated items.

For more pictures from the day, see this week’s Cumbernauld News dated Wednesday, July 11.

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