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Cumbernauld College Events trio pull off Mayfayre '13 with "fantastic" turnout

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 17:34 GMT on Monday, May 20th, 2013.

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Demi - Tracey - Kirsty; the HNC Events trio behind Mayfayre '13. Picture is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

THREE Cumbernauld College students have told Cumbernauld Media that they were “surprised” by the “fantastic community response” to their Mayfayre ’13 event, on Saturday. 

Cumbernauld Media brought you the story of HNC Events students, Demi, Kirsty and Tracey, two weeks ago, as they began the final preparations for their mega fundraiser.

Tracey told Cumbernauld Media: “We had to start planning last year, from around September. However, to put the event into practice, we have only undertaken planning in the last three months. 

“The event has clearly brought in the community; the number of people showing their support as well as the size of the crowd has amazed us – it’s even better than what we wanted to achieve.”

The trio organised the event to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust, with all of the money raised going directly to a 12 week programme for youths led by Wilson Raphel, over at the Prince’s Trust at Cumbernauld College’s Kirkintilloch Campus.

Demi said that the event was “very busy” considered the wet weather of Saturday. 

She said: “It has been very busy, taking into consideration factors such as the weather, with a lot of people still showing out for the event, which is good.”

The group’s event was held at Cumbernauld New Town Hall, with a number of Cumbernauld businesses and community groups in attendance at the event.

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Demi - Tracey - Kirsty; the HNC Events trio behind Mayfayre '13. Picture is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

However, Cumbernauld Media wanted to know whether the trio were planning more events. The group said that they were planning to keep their planning team on “part-time”.

Kirsty told us: “We are planning to keep on this planning business, part-time, with views towards a Christmas fair, or community fair.”

Adding to Kirsty’s comments, Tracey explained: “Our main aim with this year’s event, however, was to leave a lasting legacy and I think that if we continued on and planned more community events that we would actually achieve our aim.”

Also in attendance at the event was Cumbernauld Community Forum Chair Billy Lees; we then wanted to know whether the girls were aiding the Forum in their annual Gala preparations.

“We have been really lucky to help plan for this year’s Cumbernauld Gala Day,” Tracey explained. “The Cumbernauld Community Forum have been really kind to us, and have given us loads of advice for our event – even asking us whether we would like to organise the indoor stalls for the day’s event, which we are more than happy to do; it’s another experience for us.”

The student trio said that they would like to “thank everyone” who had helped to make the event a success. 

Demi said: “We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in this year’s event; choosing to be involved and come along. The help from Catherine Drummond, Tesco’s Community Champion has been fantastic; by supplying our tea room.”

Kirsty added: “Everyone who has helped us plan, provide or come along to this year’s events has helped make it fantastic, not to mention Alan, who has run our fun fair, for free. We wouldn’t have been able to run this event without everyone’s help.”


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