Hurrah for Party in the Park

August 24 2017

Eleven years after the team at Golden Hill Sports Ground first set up the annual Party in the Park (PITP), this year’s event means that they are set to make a final repayment on the ground purchase loan of the community owned YMCA field.

Eleven years after the team at Golden Hill Sports Ground first set up the annual Party in the Park (PITP), this year’s event means that they are set to make a final repayment on the ground purchase loan of the community owned YMCA field.

One of the organisers, Chris Drew said: “Everyone at Golden Hill Sports would like to say a big thank to all those people that have come along and supported PITP over the years and making it such a success. We would like to invite them all back again this year along with anyone who has never been before.”

This year’s event promises a whole host of fun for all the family on Saturday 16 September from 1pm, finishing with a firework display at 8pm. 

During the day there will be Tethered Hot Air Balloon ride (weather permitting), Gryoscope (a ride for 4 people), Neuron Racer, Tractor Rides and a Demolition Zone - a chance to Bash the Car!

It’s a chance to test your skills at Crazy Golf, a Zombie Shootout, Sports Zone and a Flight Simulator. 

Some great local acts will be performing on stage, plus displays from Japanese Drummers, Tae Kwon-do, marching  band and many, many more. 

Visitors to the event can relax away the cares of the day with drinks from the licensed bar and enjoy the tasty bites from the food village on site. 

PITP first started in 2007 and was created by the Golden Hill committee as a way of both raising money to repay the loan taken out to purchase the ground and giving something back to the community who helped the registered charity (Golden Hill Sports) acquire these valuable playing fields.

PITP has raised well over £80,000 in the 10 events held so far with close to £15,000 being raised at PITP 2016 alone when over 4,200 people attended during the course of the day. 

Chris Drew said: “Our slogan for PITP is "Bringing the community together" and we truly believe that this event does just that. It’s a great event with a variety of stalls and entertainment on offer for all the family. We print 10,000 programmes that are hand delivered to homes in the local area and thousands of people come along and enjoy the day which is open to everyone.

“We are so grateful for our PITP organising team, many of which have been with us since the start and give up countless hours to make this event the success it is.    

“The funds from all future events will now be put towards the next project - the renovation and re-development of the pavilion.”

All funds from PITP go to the registered charity ‘Golden Hill Sports’ who’s charitable objectives are the protection and well being of the sports field & provision of sport for the membership which is open to everyone. 

For more details on the event a visit www.goldenhillsports.com or their facebook page.