Plans already under way for ‘even bigger’ Seaton Park funday

Seven year old Aimee Lester on one of the fairground rides.

Seven year old Aimee Lester on one of the fairground rides.

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ORGANISERS have already starting the planning for next year’s Seaton Park funday – and it could be even bigger than this year’s success.

This year’s Friends of Seaton Park summer event was such a hit, organisers are even considering putting on more fun for 2015.

Organisers are getting straight down to the process of putting together the fun day for next year.

Organiser Graeme Measor said: “We are already turning our attentions to next year. There will definitely be a funday on the August Bank Holiday. We shall definitely be having it and perhaps we can make it even bigger”.

In the meantime, organisers are considering how to use the £679 raised at this year’s event, from the tombola, raffle and a name the pony competition.

Graeme said: “We shall be buying something extra for the park, whether that is something like a new seat.”

The success of this year’s event was down to “everyone coming together to make it happen,” he added. “It was an excellent event and that was down to the people who supported it.

“Everyone who is associated with Seaton Park worked really hard.”

This year’s annual Friends of Seaton Park funday pulled in a crowd of 700 people on Bank Holiday Monday.

They got to enjoy attractions such as a mobile skate park, Steve’s Animal Ark, and the Hartlepool Hawks cheerleaders who gave demonstrations.

Face-painting, rides, crafts and the chance to practice their circus skills from a big top trainer were just some of the options for children while people also got a chance to do some planting in the park’s sensory garden.

Hartlepool’s Sea Cadets and Scouts attended and a fairground shy meant people to try and win themselves a coconut to take home.

Raffles, tombolas and representatives of the Friends of Teesmouth group meant a huge section of society was catered for.