Host of summer fun in Wingate

Wingate youngsters and organisers pictured during the event at the Wingate Community centre.
Wingate youngsters and organisers pictured during the event at the Wingate Community centre.

YOUNGSTERS in a village enjoyed two weeks jam-packed with fun thanks to kind-hearted parish councillors.

Wingate Parish Council teamed up with County Durham Community Foundation to host a summer playscheme.

The popular initiative, held in partnership with Wingate Community Centre, in Front Street, saw up to 70 youngsters at a time, aged up to 14 enjoying a host of activities.

Highlights included multi sports, animal encounters, face-painting, Zumba, football, arts and crafts, balloon-making, a disco, a cinema trip, rodeo bull, a climbing wall and a bouncy castle.

The youngsters and their families were also treated to a trip to South Shields on the last day of the scheme.

Wingate Parish Council chairman John Cairns said: “I can only applaud the efforts by the volunteers and staff that have gone into this.

“I praise my fellow parish councillors for supporting it every year becuase there are some communities that are struggling and can’t always provide these facilities.

“But we always find if we can, we will keep it going.

“It’s something the kids look forward to, I get them coming up to me three or four months before, asking about the trip.

“This proves our commitment to the village and activities.”