Spalding parade and family fun day proves a huge hit

Date: Wednesday 01 July 2015

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Our team in East Midlands helped make this year’s Spalding People’s Parade and Family Fun Day a big success by providing a cash injection of £750 to fund live music for the event.

Leading the parade was marching band, the Breaston Highlanders, while local group, the Sound Injectors, took to the stage as headline act for the family fun day.

Kate Alexander, one of the eight local residents who organised the event, says: “The Breaston Highlanders did a fantastic job of getting the crowd going during the parade – they created a real buzz – and the Sound Injectors were brilliant too!”

2015 marks the second year of the Spalding People’s Parade, following its debut in 2014. This year’s event saw 20 floats take part in the main parade, while the family fun day included live music from local bands, children’s rides, inflatables and lots of stalls.

Kate says: “We decided to set up the Spalding People’s Parade in 2014 because we wanted to do something that brought the local community together to have a good time.

“The event is free to enter so we rely entirely on donations. To receive £750 from Taylor Wimpey made a massive difference to us.

“Without the money, we would not have been able to have the Breaston Highlanders or the Sound Injectors perform on the day and without them, there would not have been such a great buzz from the crowd – so we just want to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey.”

Lucie Grundy, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “The Spalding People’s Parade is a fantastic family day out that does a great job of bringing local people together, and with our Pilgrims Chase development in the town, we felt it was important to show our support for such a brilliant event that unites the community.

“We’re so glad to hear everything went so well and that our money made such a big difference on the day.”

Pilgrims Chase in Spalding currently offers a range of three and four-bedroom homes.