Carol Singing round the Tree, Thursday 12 December 2013 – For 2 years running we were singing carols around the Christmas Tree. There was a fantastic turnout of people of all ages. Thank you to the Cody Amateur Dramatics Society for leading the singing and to the local Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who made lanterns and enthusiastically joined in.
Children’s Halloween Party, Thursday 31 October 2013 – The community centre was full to the brim of ghostly ghools, skeletons and pumpkins as Friends of Ancells Farm held a fantastically frightful Halloween party for local children and their parents. With games, food, prizes and fun, everyone had a smile on their face!
Barn Dance, Saturday 19 October 2013 – “What an absolute hoot! People from the local community, who had never met, were thrown together to learn to barn dance and the outcome was absolutely hilarious!” “It was a fun filled twirlin’ swirlin’ barn dancing extravaganza of success.” “Fabulously fun evening with Friends of Ancells Farm.”
These are some of the comments we received from local residents who came to the first ever Friends of Ancells Farm Barn Dance at the Ancells Farm Community Centre in October. 80 people danced the night away at to the Kingfisher Ceilidh Band, who did a brilliant job of playing a large selection of different songs and with their caller helped us to learn the dances. We had a fish and chip supper from Ancells Fish & Chips shop and we also had a licenced bar.
Environment & Faith Festival Bramble Ramble, Sunday 21 September 2013 – Friends of Ancells Farm is proud to have supported the Environment & Faith Festival for a number of years with conservation work in the park and woods and a Bramble Ramble in the park where we picked blackberries whilst enjoying the park views and play areas. We also planted some plants that have been kindly donated.
‘Back to School’ Pub Quiz, Sunday 8 September 2013 – The third annual Friends of Ancells Farm pub quiz took place at the Falkners Arms in September. Our largest number of teams ever took part in this fun event and we raised over £120 towards our projects. This year’s theme was ‘back to school’. Thank you to Alyson and Matt Chorley for dreaming up the questions; to Matt for being an excellent compare and to the Falkners Arms for letting us use their pub free of charge.
Summer Picnic in the Park, Sunday 18 August 2013
Falkners Arms Family Fun Days – Committee members from Friends of Ancells Farm volunteered at the Family Fun Days, helping to keep proceedings going. The new sports pavilion was declared officially opened in 2013 on the day.
Spring Action Day, Saturday 13 April 2013 – Despite another very rainy Saturday, we braved the conditions to plant the final ‘spare’ trees and tidy up in the park. We also cleared brambles at the far end of the park to enable our wildflowers to grow again.