Despite the rain, people from Hinckley turned out in their hundreds to support a police run family fun day on Saturday 9 July.
The event took place on Argents Mead, with the support of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, and included stands by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, the NHS and National Grid, along with fitness demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment throughout the day.
PCSO Julie Hodgkinson, who organised the event said: “We initially thought the day was going to be a wash out due to the torrential rain when we were setting up. However, it was lovely to see the community pull together and help each other out by sharing marquees and the undercover areas.
“Eventually the rain did clear and everyone had a really good time, which was great to see.”
Inspector Dan Eveleigh, Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander for Hinckley and Blaby, and Sharon Stacey, Chief Officer of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council opened the event.
Inspector Eveleigh said: “It was great to see the community come together to support this event. I would like to thank PCSO Hodgkinson for all her hard work in making the event a success. I would also like to thank Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for letting us hold the event.”
During the event, children were encouraged to enter a colouring competition to win a hamper of goodies that had been donated by Leicestershire Police and Thornton’s in Hinckley. Five year old Saanvi was the lucky winner and was presented with her prize at Hinckley Police Station on Wednesday 13 July.
We would like to thank Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Thornton’s in Hinckley and all of the exhibitors on the day for their support.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News