Yesterday’s Family Fun Day in Kemsley has been hailed as “Absolutely amazing” by one of the event’s organisers, Samantha Bryant who told us that over 500 people attended.
There was certainly plenty to do with a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Creepy Crawlies, Dancing demonstrations as well as the inevitable range of craft and cake stalls.
Pupils from Star Academy Performing Arts Stage School
I met the pupils of the Star Academy Performing Arts Stage School who very kindly posed for a photo.
In the ring with Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club, I found 14 Year old Elisha Mannouch who is certainly punching well above her weight.
Anyone interested can find more at www.swalegloves.com
Fighting fit even in her last few days in office, Swale Mayor, Cllr Sue Gent also put on some gloves.
Swale Mayor, Cllr Sue Gent
Sioux Peto and Colin Barnard from the Polka Dot were on hand with a painting workshop.
Also present were some very nice people from Kent Search & Rescue Dogs who I didn't realise are all volunteers who even use their own dogs and travel all over Kent providing invaluable search skills to help track down vulnerable missing persons for Kent Police.
Pauline, Ed and Matt with dogs Maesy and Joe
Quite interestingly the volunteers come for all walks of life, I met a manager of McDonald's, an employee of Jewsons, a University Lecturer and a man who transports pets.
Find out more at www.ksar.co.uk
Catherine Calder who some might know from the monthly The Newington Food & Craft Fairs also runs a pop-up tea room business, Loveday Teas. Visit the Old Forge in Borden between 1-4pm on Thursdays and check out her delicious cakes.
Abby Palmerton from Aspire gave me a quick update on their bid to start a new school to provide high quality, specialist provision for pupils with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We understand that an application has been submitted today and the success or otherwise of the bid will be known within a few weeks and if successful we could see a school within a year.
The Christmas Lights stall reported that they had a brilliant day and thanked to everyone who came and tried out their games.