Families had fun at the annual YMCA and Nomad Community Day on Thursday last week on the YMCA playing fields in Lawson Road.
Nomad funded the free barbecue and youngsters could enjoy Zorb football provided by Outreach Sports and a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and boxing provided by Time 2 Bounce. Paul Clark, from Time 2 Bounce said, “We like to support the YMCA and in returning for hiring the inflatables today, we’re going to offer to donate some more for another YMCA event.” Local face painter, Angela Perks was on hand to turn smiley faces into tigers, spidermen and an array of other characters which the children could choose.
Lisa Grant, General Manager at the YMCA said, “It’s a bit hot but that hasn’t deterred people to come out. Every year the event is developing and offers something new each year. Chair of the YMCA Trustees, Rosemary Ducketts added,”Great to see so many young people enjoying themselves. Lisa has a done a great job.”
Damaris, a mother of Ed who has been living at the YMCA for 2 years said, “The YMCA not only gives Ed fantastic practical hands on help but they provide excellent emotional support too. He really loves it here and its like a nice family atmosphere. I’m really happy he has his home here.”