GHoPA attend Care Plus Community Day in Grimsby’s People’s Park

THOUSANDS flocked to People’s Park in Grimsby for the inaugural Care Plus Community Fun Day.

Organised by North East Lincolnshire Care Plus Group, the event featured a total of 96 stalls showcasing the range of health and care services available in the borough.
There was also plenty of fun and entertainment for the family to enjoy, donkey rides, laser clay pigeon shooting, a bouncy castle, craft fair, archery, extreme sports and live music.

Sylvia Leary, chairman of the Staff Voice Committee at the Care Plus Group, said: “It is the first fun day we have held and we never anticipated it would be so popular. It’s really to showcase health and social care services in North East Lincolnshire and let people know what is available.

“There’s a fun element to it as well and everybody is asking if we are doing it again.”
Mayor of Immingham Brian Duke, who was among the dignitaries invited to the event, said: “I was pleasantly surprised to see so many stalls. It’s quite amazing. It’s a good way of getting things across and a good day out.”

Nikki Carter, chairman of the local branch of the National Osteoporosis Society, one of many organisations represented at the event, said: “I have been going round networking with my leaflets and it’s been very successful. I’m amazed at the number of people that have turned out.”
Shelagh Fisher, 50, a Walkwell leader, and her mum Joan Pike, 89, enjoyed the day.

Shelagh said: “I think it’s great. There are so many different organisations here and it’s a great place to swap ideas.”
Joan said: “It’s really great. There’s a good selection of things for everybody.”

Pam Farbrace, 41, of Holton-le-Clay, said: “It’s fantastic. There’s such a diversity of stalls and activities and lots of things for the kids to do.”

Andrew Harrison, 32, of Weelsby Street, Grimsby, said: “I have never seen so many people in People’s Park. I haven’t been here for years and it’s great to see how the park has changed. Hopefully more people might start using the park.”