WDP’S GRAND DAY OUT FOR JUBILEE
More than 200 people braved the weather to enjoy Warrington Disability Partnership’s “Grand Day Out” to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A host of activities were held at the Centre for Independent Living, Beaufort Street, ranging from “pig racing” to traditional afternoon tea.
Popular attractions included a barbecue, prize bingo and cake stalls. Dozens of people took the chance to throw a wet sponge at WDP team member Tommy Hammond who bravely volunteered to be in the stocks.
For children there was face painting, a sand pit and the chance to make a royal jubilee crowns. Youngsters were also thrilled to meet WDP mascot Ollie and have their picture taken with him.
WDP organised the event to promote the centre and to open its doors to the community. Everyone had a great time and there was the added bonus of more than £400 being raised for the charity.
WDP Trustee Karen Beaton said: “Despite the bad weather this was a really busy day. People we have never seen before attended and were able to see the facilities we have at the centre.
“It was great to see many local people attending and helped to promote our services. Many people said they were aware of the centre, but didn’t know what we did here.”