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Parkgate Carnival is Hot Hot Hot!

Published: 10th July 2017 10:32

Thousands of people enjoyed a beautifully sunny day packed with entertainment and fun, thanks to the Northern Lights Children's Charity Parkgate Carnival on Sunday July 9th.

Located at Neston Cricket Club, the event attracted people from far and wide to help organisers celebrate the 30th anniversary of the locally-based charity, which every year sends children with life limiting conditions on a magical Christmas journey to Lapland.

Parkgate CarnivalBatala Mersey Samba Band set the Carnival mood.  Photo by Roy Wilson

Amongst the myriad entertainments on offer were the Batala Mersey Samba Band, who set the Carnival mood from the get go, followed by a variety of local musical and dance acts, cheerleaders and even a spot of Tai Chi.The Main Arena was sponsored by Phillip Bates & Co and the Marquee stage by Wilde & Co.

The Carnival King (Andrew) and Queen (Neave) from Parkgate Primary School were crowned by the Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston.

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalParkgate Primary School's Choir were amongst those providing entertainment.

A wide variety of stalls offered everything from cakes to candles, chillis and cheese, there really was something for everyone.  

Parkgate CarnivalCheshire's Crazy Cake Lady did a roaring trade.

Children had plenty to keep them amused, including a giant bouncy castle, zorbs, laser tag and slotcar racing. Cheshire Police were also on hand, as was 'Princess Belle'.  Catering stands run by Moskito's Mozzy Bites, Cheeky Chilli and Fellici's, amongst others, were popular throughout the event, as was the Cricket Club bar - hats off to the bar staff for soldiering on in sweltering conditions!

A cake competition included entries from children aged 7 years and under - with 1st prize going to Daisy Daintree for her delightful cupcakes.

A veritable army of volunteers allowed the event to take place, huge thanks to every single one of them for their efforts.

Parkgate CarnivalThe army of organisers and volunteers involved with the event.  Photo by Ian Chantler.

Parkgate CarnivalDaisy and her winning cupcakes. Photos courtesy of Kathryn Daintree.

Parkgate CarnivalPolice seem to get younger and younger...Photo by Roy Wilson

The main organisers are now taking a well-earned break, but have promised us a full report on their return, including a tally up of how much the event has raised for the charity.  Meanwhile, enjoy the photos we have gathered so far and, if you have any photos of your own that you would like us to include here, please send them to us by email.

Our thanks to contributing photographers Bernard Rose and Roy Wilson.

All photos that are not attributed to a particular photographer are the copyright of AboutMyArea Neston. You are welcome to copy these images onto your own social media page, but please also include a link back to this article so that others may enjoy the full gallery. For your convenience, here is a short url for the page: https://goo.gl/ogHQ8M.

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Parkgate CarnivalIf you want to know the time....Photo by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

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Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Ian Chantler

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

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Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalLocal historian, Cllr Susan Chambers, with her fascinating look at 150 years of local government in Neston.

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Roy Wilson

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Bernard Rose

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Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Patricia Hauffe

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto by Sue Gibson

Parkgate CarnivalThe Lujo Crows played in the main arena.  Photo courtesy of Alan Lucas

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto courtesy of Alan Lucas

Parkgate CarnivalNeston Falcons Cheerleading squad.  Photo courtesy of Louise Nicholson

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto courtesy of Louise Nicholson

Parkgate CarnivalPhoto from Lorraine at Beady Beady. She says: "Lots of children made their own jewellery and everyone was smiling."

Parkgate CarnivalDee Signing Choir

Parkgate CarnivalHuman Table Football, sponsored by Neston Town Council

Parkgate CarnivalWirral Pipe Band

Parkgate Carnival

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More Cake Competition winners....

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Parkgate Carnival

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Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate Carnival

Parkgate Carnival

We will be adding more photos, so do check back later. If you have any pictures you'd like us to include, please send them to us by email.

 

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