THIS HAS NOW ENDED. Friends of Parkinson’s Park are asking people to help raise money for our annual events eg Children’s Gala, Lantern Parade, Apple Day, Bird Watching through Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner 2018 match funding campaign.
Grow Your Tenner 2018 will start tomorrow on 11th December 2018 at 10am and will run until the match funding runs out (or 10th January 2019 – whichever comes first).
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It has been a busy few weeks for community events.
Advent Tree Dressing
The Little Friends led by Becky Prosser and Karen Smith did a great job on Saturday 1st December kick starting the Advent Tree decorating.
The weather was absolutely awful and even the elves took flight, but the children took in their stride and have loaded the branches with baubles.
The trees are now ready for you to add your own advent decorations.
Guiseley Christmas Lights Continue reading
The Friends of Parkinson’s Park are pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Lantern Parade.
After the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918 the job started in earnest to ‘win the peace’; key to this was the battle for public health and better living conditions. The country had been shocked at the physical health of the population as men were increasingly called up and then conscripted to the Forces. Poor living conditions, disease and malnourished had taken their toll, and men had to be built up to fighting fitness during their initial training – some never made it passed this stage and have their own commemorations on war memorials.
On 16th December 1918, less than a month after the Armistice, the country held a General Election. This was the first election that many of the fighting men over 21 could actually vote in, as well as the first for women at all. The victory went to a coalition of Lloyd Continue reading
Aireborough Commemorative Garden Nunroyd – Andrew Lawson
There are some wonderful displays of poppies and art work all over the local area that have been planned and executed by countless people over a number of months – from the trail of flowers at Rawdon, to the stunning wall at Otley. In between we have the display in Nunroyd Park at the Aireborough Commemorative Garden, and the art installation of flowers at St Oswalds. Continue reading
As part of the Guiseley Remembers programme of events, Friends of Parkinson’s Park will have a Home for Heroes Exhibition and Coffee Morning on 17th November, 10am – 12 noon, at Whittaker Firth’s Offices, Springfield Court, Guiseley (behind St Gemma’s shop).
If you can donate a tombola or raffle prize to our fund-raising efforts at the coffee morning, please contact Christine Parapia on 07503 180315. Continue reading