Hundreds of the Co-operative’s tenants and children from the local community attended the event for an action packed day of free activities. Some of these included archery, mini highland games, bouncy castles, dancing displays and a petting zoo which ensured there was definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
Corporate manager Susan Bell said: “Throughout our 30 year history we have tried to focus on supporting the communities we operate in so it was really important that any celebrations for our birthday had an event that the children could come along to. The whole day was a huge success and to have so many people attend was beyond our expectations.”
As well as the activities there were lots of free food and refreshments available with a burger van, homemade soup, sandwiches, cakes and snacks and lots more for everyone to enjoy. During the day there were also various opportunities to win prizes and find out more about the work of Fairfield Housing Co-operative.
Fairfield tenant Gemma Thomas said: “We had a great time. Days like this remind you of what a community should be like.”
Vice chair Kerry Ward said: “We had a great time at the fun day celebrating Fairfield’s 30th anniversary and was great to see such a brilliant turn out. Well done to everyone who organised the day and took part.”
Chairperson of the Co-operative, Rena Crighton, said: “It made me very proud of our small Co-operative that so many of the local community would attend the event. Fortunately the rain stayed off, the activities went down a treat and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves which made it all worthwhile.”
The Co-operative, based in Perth, has approximately 500 tenants and has homes within the communities of Fairfield, Muirton and the town centre with new homes being built in Bridge of Earn and Bertha Park over the next few years.