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Revellers join in the fun at Buffery Park's second annual carnival
12:47pm Monday 24th June 2013 in News
MORE than 1,000 people joined in the fun at Buffery Park’s carnival with popular attractions including a bungee trampoline and land train.
The event, on Saturday June 22, was organised by the Friends of Buffery Park and raised £1,900.
Revellers of all ages enjoyed the Prospect Row park’s second official annual carinval, with bad weather earlier on in the day which saw a gazebo crushes by high winds, failing to dampen the spirits.
Organisations including Scouts groups, West Midlands Police, and the Spiritualist Church took part in the festivities.
Stephen Briscoe, chairman of the friends group, said: “It was a really good turnout.
“The air cadets did a fantastic job of helping everyone set up and joined in with a dance routine by the female dance group Synergy - it was really good fun.
“Everyone was really positive - it’s hard work to put on these events, but it’s really worth it when people turn out and enjoy themselves.”
Stephen said £500 of the proceeds would be donated to the local Sure Start children’s centre to buy Christmas presents for needy youngsters - the rest will go towards improvements at the park.
The park is set to have a £10k outdoor gym installed. Improvements to its community centre and bowling green are also in the pipeline.
There will also be tennis coaching over the summer holidays after the friends group secured a grant for around £2k from Dudley Centre for Voluntary Service (CVS).
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