Hundreds of Brampton residents turned out to enjoy a grand day out at the town’s community centre over the bank holiday weekend.
Live music, food and drink, a bouncy castle, games, face painting, and craft stalls were all on offer as locals and visitors welcomed guest of honour Pam Birks, the mayor of Carlisle, to Brampton Community Centre.
The event showcased the different community groups, including Brampton Acting Together, Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club, Sustainable Brampton, Brampton Area Action Group, and the Brampton Poets.
iCan Fitness and The Carlisle Community Cycle Hub were also in attendance.
James Burke, manager of Brampton community centre, said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, not only the kids but the parents too – which is what it’s all about.
“The day was about showcasing all the fantastic local community groups and organisations making a difference across the Brampton area and to give everyone a chance to enjoy a day out with friends and family.
“The event was a great success and I’d like to thank all our partners, traders, community groups, volunteers, staff and visitors for their involvement in the day. It wouldn’t have been possible without them and is a true testament to the active and diverse community that is Brampton and the wider Carlisle district.”
The event was organised by the community centre and Carlisle Matters – the new name for the recently rebranded Carlisle and District Federation of Community Organisations, with support from Carlisle City Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, and the Cumberland Building Society.
Mayor Pam Birks said: “It was great to visit Brampton on Sunday and see so many people enjoying themselves at the community day.
“I was blown away by the number and diversity of the community groups I met.
“They have all worked so hard for the people of Brampton, especially these last 18 months. These fantastic volunteers are all unsung heroes.”