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Abronhill Gala Day raises four-figure sum for Oak Road playpark

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:27 GMT on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013.

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08-06-2013 - By Scott Campbell (+44) 0774 296 870 - Abronhill Gala Day, 2013, at Abronhill High School; Picture shows Princesses Danielle Niven and Davina Mitchell on either side of Queen, Saffron MacVey.
Queen and princesses at Abronhill Gala Day. Picture is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

REVELLERS turned out in their hundreds to enjoy Abronhill’s annual regatta, last Saturday. 

Hundreds of local residents showed up to Abronhill Gala Day on Saturday June 8th, to be greeted with a number of stalls and live entertainment as well as bouncy castles and a café. 

The annual event was kicked off by a procession of the gala queen and princesses from St Lucy’s Primary School to Abronhill High School, where the day’s festivities were held inside and outside the school. 

The day was organised by the Abronhill Regeneration Forum, alongside of a number of other local groups and organisations, in order to raise money for the Oak Road playpark. 

“Abronhill Regeneration Forum put on a spectacular Gala on Saturday,” Jenny Burgon of the Abronhill Housing Association told Cumbernauld Media.  

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Jenny continued: “A large crowd enjoyed all the entertainment put on my local clubs and schools, had a go on the rides, the climbing wall and flew in the RAF's simulator as well as buying at the many stalls there.”

As well as rides and stalls those who chose to attend the event were able to quiz both the Better Together and Yes Scotland campaigns about why Scotland should or should not leave the United Kingdom to become an independent country. 

“The Forum raises money for the Oak Road playpark and brought in £1,000 this year.  The Forum is also providing another park.  This one is a natural park and the Gala gave people an opportunity to vote for its name and a sign,” Jenny added. 

Abronhill’s Gala Queen, this year, was Saffron MacVey, of St Lucy’s Primary School, who was joined by princesses Danielle Niven, of Whitelees Primary School, and Davina Mitchell of Abronhill Primary School.

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