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Party in the Park raises more than £4,700

Families didn't let the rain ruin there day at Party in the Park 

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Families didn't let the rain ruin there day at Party in the Park Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.


The 10th Party in the Park took place this past Sunday with a whole day of music and family fun at Mineralwell Park.

Over £4,700 was raised which will go towards building a kidney dialysis unit in the town. The final total raised was £4,757.76. The Stonehaven Roundtable also raised £500 on their burger stall which they are also donating.

The party, celebrating 10 years, was organised by Ma Simpson’s.

Organisers apologised to some bands who times were cut short as the event over ran.

They said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that was involved in the Party in the Park today.

“Firstly to all the bands that gave up their time for free Onyx, Cinnamon Service, Little Kicks, Well, OK Taxi, Leighann Esslemont, Hoodoo Zephyr, Totico, We Are Revolution, Eric Euan, Voodoo Vibe, Colin Clyne, Ferrus Caine, without them the event would be nothing.

“Sorry we ran late and some of you didn’t get your full time but you know I’ll make it up to you at future gigs.”

Organisers were also keen to thank all the volunteers who took part in the day.

They added: “Thanks to all the volunteers that worked a 14 hour day setting up, stewarding and taking down this event. To the Bar staff who were kept pretty busy all day. Security guys who did a great job, as did firstaid cover who were there all day too. Too our sound guys Paul and Kev who faced every challenge thrown at them.

“Thanks to Mark Spence, Billy Mackenzie for sorting the trailers and the transport of all the other things, Pjil who came down to put up a tent for us and ended up staying all day and then taking it down again . Tom Simmonds at Fat hippy records for supplying back line and helping us hump a pile of stuff around. R&B for donating the guitar which was signed by the quo and raffled off.

“If I have missed anyone I am so sorry and a heartfelt thanks as we couldn’t do it without you.

Last of all thanks to all of you that came out in your droves for the day and we can tell you that together we have raised over £4,500 for the kidney dialysis unit.”

Steve Reid from Stonehaven was the lucky winner of the raffle for the guitar signed by Status Quo. The raffle raised £1,000 for the kidney dialysis unit.

Photographer Andy Thompson took these fantastic pictures throughout the day for us.

 

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