(Chairman Ian Deighton, Ella Dixon, Treasurer Brian Else and Deputy Chairman Chris Welch)
A busy AGM was attended by nearly 40 members last night at the Holmfield. The first part of the meeting was an excellent talk by Ella Dixon from Open Country, a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling anyone with any disability to access the countryside. Their newestproject aims to help people with disabilities in Wakefield access the countryside. Working from Thornes Park, just south of the centre, we are now running evening tandem rides, a weekday walking group, regular nature conservation projects, producing countryside access information. Following the talk chairman Ian Deighton gave a summary of last year and thanked the hard work and enthusiasm of all the Friends working in the Park. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Friends and to celebrate there will be a full week of activities in the Park from July 20th to the 28th.
Don’t forget that on Sunday – 24th March – it’s the annual Wakefield Hospice 10k Road Race and Mini Run, between 9am and 1pm. This is a large event that will attract a large entry so please be aware of this if you plan to come to the park and allow extra time for your visit. The junior parkrun scheduled for the 24th will not take place due to the Hospice event. The links below will take you to the websites and you can also check on Facebook.