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Includem Fun Day 2019 - our busiest and best yet!

Our annual Fun Day for young people and families is always a fantastic event, and this year was no exception.

We welcomed more than 350 young people from all over the country to The Peak in Stirling for a day full of activities, food and, of course, fun!

Young people and their families enjoyed a range of activities across the course of the day including football, sand art, henna tattoos, face and nail painting, hair styling, ice skating and go-kart racing. Not forgetting the bouncy castle, petting zoo and chocolate fountain!

The day was designed to bring together the young people and families we work with in an informal setting and give them the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day together which, unfortunately, they might not often get to do.

Stirling’s Provost, Christine Simpson, was there to greet young people, along with her fellow Stirling Councillor and Convener of the Children and Young People Committee, Susan McGill. See what they had to say about it.

We were also thrilled to have two local community police officers join us for the day, mingling with families and even volunteering to take part in the ‘Soak the (police!) Worker’ event!

A parent from Glasgow said, “The fun day was a great opportunity for me and my kids to enjoy a family day out. Sadly, because of my budget we don't do this often, so I'm grateful to Includem for this.

"We felt so comfortable as the staff were all so approachable, I didn't feel I was being judged when Reece was hyper due to being excited.

"There was something there for everyone, my girls are older and they had a great day. The ice skating was amazing, this was Reece’s first time ice skating, he loved it!

It was a brilliant day and we can’t wait for next year’s instalment!

Stirling's Provost Simpson welcoming young people and families to the Fun Day
Stirling's Provost Simpson chatting with local Community Police officers
Our Chief Executive Martin Dorchester with Councillor Susan McGill

Photographs by Andrew Perry Photography

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