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Community preparing for free family fun day

FUN DAY INVITES ... from left, Lewis Rimington, Joyce Johnson, Andrea Wood, Ann Laws and Karen Pippet.

FUN DAY INVITES ... from left, Lewis Rimington, Joyce Johnson, Andrea Wood, Ann Laws and Karen Pippet.

A DAY of free family fun has been lined up for residents on a South Tyneside estate.

Ridgeway Primary School, in Park Avenue, South Shields, will once again open its gates for the annual Cleadon Park fun day, on August 12.

The event attracts hundreds of people from across the estate and beyond.

This year, a range of activities has been planned for visitors including inflatables, face-painting, chocolate tombola and arts and crafts.

The event will also be visited by Zoo Academy, with people having the chance to get up close and personal to a number of animals.

Magician Wizadora will also be paying a visit to wow visitors with her magic.

The event has been organised by the Cleadon Park Regeneration Partnership, formed by South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Homes, ISOS housing, Bellway Homes, Ridgeway Children’s Centre, Ridgeway Primary School and the Cleadon Park Residents’ Association.

Last year’s event attracted more than 500 visitors, and organisers are hoping this year will attract an even bigger and better crowd.

Bellway Homes has also contributed towards the cost of the day with a £300 donation.

Cleadon Park councillor, Coun Alex Donaldson, said: “The Cleadon Park fun day is a great event for the community.

“I really enjoyed it last year, and there was a great turn-out of parents with their children and grandparents.

“There was lots of activities and different things going on for people of all ages, and I’m really looking forward to attending this year.

“The people behind the organisation of the event work really hard to put this event on and it would be great to see as many people as possible there.”

The event starts at 11am and lasts until 2pm.

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