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Fylde Sharks Flying High at the St Annes Kite Festival

St Annes Kite Festival 2012

The Kite Festival on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2012 was a roaring success and our stall raised nearly £700 for Fylde Sharks Disability Swimming Club.

We had the only stall on the beach, despite the wind’s best attempts to blow us away, and we offered fun for all the family with a variety of different games including hook a duck, guess the number of sweets and a raffle.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Festival and all those who helped and supported Fylde Sharks and helped make this event so successful. Not only did we raise vital funds for the club, but we also had lots of fun (memories of Graham Lavin shouting "Hook a Duck" across the beach and of Paul Cooper’s patience and expertise on the Hook a Duck game will never leave us – they found their true vocation that weekend!) and we met lots of wonderful people.

All the raffle prizes were kindly donated by local organisations and businesses and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. Special thanks have to go to :

  • The Best Western Glendower Promenade Hotel for donating our first prize of a 2 night dinner, B&B stay for two!
  • Fylde Coast YMCA, Glasdons, Fylde Rugby Club, Tesco’s, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Darren Sprigg for kindly donating our other amazing raffle prizes
  • Darren Skelly for his patience and helping us with the loan and erection of a tent
  • St Annes Kite Festival organisers and kite flyers, especially Pat, Jenny, Bob and Craig, for putting on such an amazing event and for all their help over the weekend.
  • All our volunteers who worked tirelessly for Fylde Sharks

We had so much help and support from so many people it is impossible to thank everyone individually so if we have missed anyone, we are very sorry and thank you so much. We can’t wait for next year!

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