Christmas Pantomime (2019)
Because this event was the first attempt at this type of project it’s important to the Association to know how well the whole experience was so we would very much like your feedback on the whole experience. Was it easy to book your seats, was there any problem in getting to the theatre, was parking a problem, and, most importantly, did you and your family enjoy the occasion? And what was wrong with the whole thing (if anything), how could it have been better organised, do you consider it good value for money, and what might have been done better? To tell us your feelings please contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Halloween Happening – Sunday 28th October 2018
What a good time we had! There was music and games as well as lots of craft activities for everyone to enjoy. Hook a Duck and Knock Down cans continue to attract the queues. You can’t beat the old favourites!
Thirty-six children tucked into a picnic lunch of hot dog, crisps, fruit and a biscuit whilst the café did a roaring trade with the adults. We couldn’t have provided such a fun time without the help of our regular volunteers, so a big thank you to Jo, Carol, Danny, Sheila, Wendy, Madeleine and for the first time, Kylie from Newcastle Building Society. Together they helped us to raise £220 to go towards our building face-lift.
Thanks to Alan, our Park Warden, we were able to give our 2 youngest best dressed spooks a carved pumpkin. The scariest older ghosts and ghouls took their pick from our prize basket. Everyone came away with something even if it was just a lolly.
Business Fair – Sunday 22nd April 2018
The “NE12 – Keep It Local” Business Fair aims to showcase a fantastic variety of local businesses. The line up includes Andy Terry Design, Lavanda Beauty and Massage, Joanne Pearson Wellbeing, Grace Platten Life Coaching, Body Shop with Janine, Helen and Forever Living, Slimming World, Leanne Illingworth School of Dance, Kelbee’s Vinyl Designs, Geoff Love Photography.
There will be free eyebrow waxes, goody bags, special offers and a chocolate hamper giveaway! Free entry – come and support your local businesses!
Easter Egg-stravaganza (2018)
Thank you to everyone who attended our Easter Egg-stravaganza on Sunday 8th April. The event was an overwhelming success with over 50 children and their accompanying parents and carers in attendance. Fun was had by all – we provided playground games such as knock-down cans and hook-a-duck alongside face painting, biscuit decorating and crafting activities.
All funds raised go towards providing a new roof for the Community Centre. As ever, we are gratefully for the continued support from the Forest Hall community. We were lucky to be assisted by sixteen amazing helpers and are always on the search for more – if you think you may be able to offer a few hours every now and then, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Spooktakular 22nd October 2017
Horrible monsters, wicked witches, skinny skeletons and pale ghosts came. Our roof almost lifted with the noise the children made! The costumes and make-up were terrific. Tony Junior had the audience excited with games, magic and music.
Let us know if you have ideas for other events next year. Thanks to our volunteers, as well as Tony Junior for creating a fun time.
Fabulous Family Fun Day – Friday 28th July 2017
This year’s annual event was more successful than ever! After worrying about the weather in the preceding days we got away with just a couple of minor showers, which disappeared almost as soon as they arrived. About 700 people visited Springfield Park during the event. North Tyneside sports provided lots of physical activities, allowing youngsters to try out fun games safely. Just below you can see pictures of the various activities which took place.
We were greatly assisted by a team of volunteers from Balfour Beatty which allowed the Community Association to run more stalls than usual. Our café did steady trade and we sold out of nearly everything. So, our thanks go to the volunteers of Team Springfield who provided both front of house service and backroom support. We are also indebted to our sponsors/donors who help to make it all possible. They are all listed below.
The result of all these endeavours was that we raised £1000 which will go towards our Community Centre Refurbishment Programme. We hope to start work next year on adding an accessible toilet and upgrading all the facilities.
If you want to get more involved there are lots of ways you can help. We can always use more helpers at our activities as well as needing people to collect tombola prizes or help publicise our events. You can also provide financial support by joining our Lucky Numbers Club. For more information click here.
Keep up to date with what’s going on by checking our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/springfieldcommunityassociation or sign up for our e-newsletter by contacting email@example.com
Easter Eggcitement – Sunday 9 April 2017
The sun shone and it was another fun event at Springfield. For the first time we organised an Easter Egg Hunt. There were 7 hidden “eggs” outside in the park and there were two indoor quizzes where the youngsters had to find pictures or letters to claim their prize. There were almost 40 children on the day ranging from 2 – 11 years old. Easter Bunny was on hand to help out as well as posing for photos which added to the fun. As well as the Easter theme there were the usual stalwarts of Hook a Duck, Knock Down Cans with the cafe supplying a range of refreshments.
Comments included “great value for money”, “the kids had a smashing time” and “it’s good to have something to do on your doorstep”. Other people made helpful comments about how we could make it even better next time.
The Association made over £100 which will go into our Centre Refurbishment Fund to be used to improve the facilities in the not too distant future.
Please get in touch if you have any comments or want to find out about future events at firstname.lastname@example.org