COMMUNITY groups in Kelsall came together as part of the parish council’s Societies Day.
About 300 people gathered in the village’s community centre for the event, which aimed to promote the parish’s many clubs, societies and institutions.
Young and old representatives from organisations including the Kelsall Bowls Club, the PTA, the WI and the Youth Support Group all met to learn more about each other’s work with the aim of ‘reducing barriers’ in the community.
The event also included a short presentation of framed photographs awarded to key contributors who helped to raise nearly £160,000 since 2007 for the construction of a play area that now features prominently in the community.
Regular fundraising of cake stalls and hand-made card sales from local community groups, including the WI, helped to raise the impressive total, despite the project starting in the midst of the global recession.
John Leather, Kelsall Parish Council Chairman, said of the Societies Day: “People were quite enthusiastic and interested. We have a lot of groups and societies in Kelsall and there isn’t often the opportunity for them all to be together in one venue.
“I was pleased to see a nice range of young and old there – it’s good for everyone to see what others are doing in society.”