Party in the Park teams up with Aberdeen Cyrenians

Party in the Park. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Party in the Park. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Forget travelling to Inverness or Reading, Stonehaven will be holding its very own mini music festival in the summer.

Party in the Park will be a whole day of music and family fun at Mineralwell Park on Sunday, July 26.

The event is organised by Ma Simpsons and will benefit local charity Aberdeen Cyrenians. Organisers announced via the Party in the Park Facebook event page that this year’s charity would be different from previous years.

The post said: “In light of recent announcements, after much heart searching on my part and discussion with many of the people involved this year I have decided to change this year’s charity. It is still going to a homeless charity but closer to home. As you may have heard Aberdeen Cyrenians is in danger of closing and after talking to Scott Baxter at the Cyrenians, it has been decided to make this our charity for the year. Please help support us buy your tickets it is going to be a great day out. If you or anyone one you know can sponsor or support the event in any way please contact me for information. Still space for a few bands or if you know someone that would like to headline for free for this charity please contact them and me. The bigger the crowd the more the charity gets.”

Rachel Sanders from Aberdeen Cyrenians said: ““We are absolutely delighted to be this years chosen charity for Stonehaven’s Party in the Park. This support has come at a crucial time for Aberdeen Cyrenians as we are seeing an ever increasing demand for our services. The funds raised from the event will be vital to our current urgent funding appeal to support the continuation of our Drop In service. Following a three fold increase in those attending the service in the past 18 months; we appreciate the support from Chris and her team to help keep this vital service open in light of its risked closure at the end of June. We are very excited to be part of this event and look forward to working with Chris and her team for what we are sure will prove to be a fun and entertaining day for all”. Tickets cost one tin of food plus £7 standard, £5 concession.