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Whitworth enjoys another successful Family Fun Day

Whitworth enjoys another successful Family Fun Day

Whitworth enjoyed its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 8 July. 

Now in its ninth year, the annual Family Fun Day at the Riverside is organised by the Whitworth Tourism and Leisure Committee volunteers.  Unfortunately, this year, the dog show element was cancelled due to health and safety concerns for the dogs taking part.

Councillor David Chorlton, chair of the Whitworth Tourism and Leisure Committee, says: “it was such a shame to lose the dog show this year but if was a decision which had to be taken following advice from Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue and local vets. Even so, we had a great day in the glorious sunshine and thanks are offered to everyone who came along and joined in the fun, and to everyone involved in the event’s organisation.  Roll on 2019!”

Attractions on the Riverside car park included funfair rides and games, ice cream and candy floss.

Samba Dance and Fitness provided fantastic entertainment by their different dance teams and there were a range of fundraising and craft stalls to tempt visitors.

RRG Toyota Rochdale supported the event by supplying a new Aygo covered in paw prints and the community guessed the number of prints to win a gigantic teddy dog, the winner was Annaleese Hinchliffe who was the closest guess to the 605 paw print total!

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