Big success for family fun day at Thenue

A youngster having a ball at the event
A youngster having a ball at the event

Families turned out in their hundreds to Thenue Housing Association’s annual Information and Fun Day with the emphasis firmly on enjoyment.

Big crowds made sure the occasion was a great success with numbers far exceeding expectations.

The weather remained largely fine with just a few occasional showers in what was a great opportunity for people to enjoy themselves.

Tenants came along from all areas where Thenue has its housing including Cranhill, Castlemilk and across the east end.

The gated car park at the rear of the offices on London Road in the east end - emptied specially to make room for stalls - provided the ideal child-safe environment for all the fun activities.

Events included healthy eating advice, free financial tips, free hot dogs and ice creams, a hugely-popular Playbus, face-painting, balloon modelling and cycling station for the under fives. It also gave Thenue the opportunity to engage with its customers and remind them of all the things a community-controlled housing provider like Thenue does.

One example offered by the Digital Inclusion team was help with setting up email addresses.

It is the second year in a row the event has been held. The occasion is a great opportunity for tenants to access information whilst having fun. A free prize draw of 10 free driving lessons proved particularly popular.

Charlie Turner, chief executive, said: “We hope people enjoyed themselves which was the aim of this summer community event. It was very busy indeed, surpassing our expectations, and our staff worked very hard to make sure people had an enjoyable day.”

Carol Lingard, Thenue’s event’s organiser, added: “The popularity of this event has grown considerably since last year. We are very grateful for the support of people in making it a day to remember. We also want to thank Tesco in the Community at Parkhead for sponsoring our afternoon tea tent which was extremely popular. Tribute should also be paid to the team of Thenue volunteers.”

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