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First Christmas In Ainsdale Event

The Run-Up To Christmas

 

A SUCCESSFUL FIRST EVENT

 

Christmas 2014 saw the Society’s first ‘Christmas in Ainsdale’ Event and what a fantastic success it was! With more than 60 trees paid for by the local traders lining Station Road, the village already looked festive before the main 20 foot tree was placed in the Ainsdale Village Church Garden.

 

The lights on this tree were switched on in the evening of 4th December in front of hundreds of residents who had come to enjoy a wonderful festive event. There were lots of fairground rides and plenty of games and other activities with many traders participating in the fun. Bar Mario was serving mulled wine – they catered for 150 servings and sold out within an hour, while Broughs provided the BBQ, which also sold out. Graysons were doing cake decorating for the children, Autobarn were showing magic tricks, Chocolate Box were doing a Tin-Can-Alley, just to mention a few!

We provided 100 presents for Father Christmas to give to the children and these were gone in less than half an hour – but there was no need to worry, Father Christmas had plenty more presents back at the North Pole!!

 

The Organiser of the event was our Executive member Jon Howard who said “The success of this far exceeded our expectations, with hundreds of residents joining us. This year was put together a bit ad hoc and we now know what we need to do next Christmas. We especially want to thank our traders who fully supported the event and thanks also go to our three Councillors and Sefton MBC who gave us a very generous grant towards our expenses. We also want to thank everyone who had contributed in all aspects of organising it from putting up the Christmas trees to the final removal of them - they were then taken to Lifeboat Lane for recycling! Finally thank you, residents of Ainsdale, for coming out and supporting us.”

 

Blessed with good weather the event was the most successful ever with almost 350 visitors coming to the 12 gardens opened to the public.

 

As a result more than £2750 was raised on behalf of the Society and will benefit charities which include Neuropath Trust; Help for Heroes; Queenscourt Hospice; African Famine and the Lions Charity shop.

 

We especially thank those wonderful residents who opened their gardens to the visitors.

Those who opened their gardens for the first time and were perhaps, a little apprehensive, have told us that it was beyond their expectations and they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

In fact some of their neighbours have already asked if they can be included next year!

 

Thank you also to the Chocolate Box; Brough’s Butchers; Graysons Bakery; Cooksons Garden Shop who sold the tickets on our behalf.

 

It is only through events such as this and the co-operation of people like these that we are able to continue our work to care for and improve Ainsdale village, so once again, thank you so much and we thank every single one of you who came to visit.

 

We can’t wait to do it all again next year – if you would like us to include your garden – get in touch!

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his year’s Annual Open Gardens Week-End was the best one ever!

 

Blessed with good weather the event was the most successful ever with almost 350 visitors coming to the 12 gardens opened to the public.

 

As a result more than £2750 was raised on behalf of the Society and will benefit charities which include Neuropath Trust; Help for Heroes; Queenscourt Hospice; African Famine and the Lions Charity shop.

 

We especially thank those wonderful residents who opened their gardens to the visitors.

Those who opened their gardens for the first time and were perhaps, a little apprehensive, have told us that it was beyond their expectations and they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

In fact some of their neighbours have already asked if they can be included next year!

 

Thank you also to the Chocolate Box; Brough’s Butchers; Graysons Bakery; Cooksons Garden Shop who sold the tickets on our behalf.

 

It is only through events such as this and the co-operation of people like these that we are able to continue our work to care for and improve Ainsdale village, so once again, thank you so much and we thank every single one of you who came to visit.

 

We can’t wait to do it all again next year – if you would like us to include your garden – get in touch!!