Royal party is a great success

People of all ages joined in the fun at Jutland Road Community Centre Fun Day for the Coronation
People of all ages joined in the fun at Jutland Road Community Centre Fun Day for the Coronation

RESIDENTS of all ages helped to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation at a community fun day.

The event was held at Jutland Road Community Centre in Hartlepool to mark the Diamond anniversary of Her Majesty’s crowning.

The memorable day was organised with the Owton Fens Community Association (OFCA) with support from Seaton Carew’s three ward councillors Paul Thompson, Kelly Atkinson and Cath Hill.

Local families enjoyed a busy day of carnival rides, bouncy castle fun, face painting, and soft play areas for toddlers.

There was also alternative therapy stands for adults, a fire engine, family games, stalls and refreshments.

The day also incorporated the national Big lunch event bringing local families together to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Lesley Jackson, manager of Jutland Road Community Centre, said: “The day was amazing and would not have been a success without the help and dedication of local residents who worked tirelessly throughout the day as volunteers.

“A special thanks also to the three Seaton ward councillors who helped fund the event.”

Youngsters who attend after school clubs at the community centre also helped to come up with ideas for the party.

Owton Fens Community Association recently received funding from the National Lottery and Greggs Foundation to help bring the community together.

After school clubs run every Tuesday and Thursday for children aged six to 11.