Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Wester Hailes Quarry Park Fun Day

Local environmental charity Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust are working in partnership with the Wester Hailes commuity to organise, and fundraise for, a community fun day at Hailes Quarry Park to take place on the 12th June 2010.

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Hailes Quarry Park is situated in Wester Hailes, a disadvantaged area of Edinburgh, ranked in the top 5-10% most deprived areas in Scotland according to the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, and a densely populated area. For the past four years, the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust has been working on an ongoing project to make environmental improvements to Hailes Quarry Park and to engage the local community in events and activities in the Park, to encourage people to use it as a safe and welcoming place for healthy living, exercise, enjoyment and recreation. The Hailes Quarry Park Fun Day is the biggest event in the Hailes Quarry Park calendar. 2010 will be the fourth time the event will have been held and it was very successful last year, with approximately 2,000 local people attending throughout the day. For 2010, the fun day will include a wide range of community based activities, including a bouncy castle, environmental activities, bike workshops for children, stalls, refreshments etc. We are organising the event in partnership with the council, local community groups, police and other organisations. This project is community led and we need to fundraise towards the costs of the Fun Day, in particular, activities on the Union Canal, costs towards the marquee and Radio Lollipop, a charity based in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh which plays party music and entertains children at the event and generally creates a great atmosphere by getting everyone involved in the Fun Day.