Park strums up memories
9:02am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
A PARK party in memory of a Barry nursery worker proved the icing on the cake - raising more than £3,700 for charity on Sunday, August 11.
The Romilly Park event, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, in aid of 20-year-old Stacey Armstrong, who died in May 2010, proved a huge hit with crowds who sat in the sun and enjoyed live music, stalls, and a range of activities.
Stacey had been treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust's ward at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.
Talented musicians Tobias Robertson, Back To November, Green Haze and Outback ensured all went on-song and Superstars in the Making provided some theatrical flair.
Organiser Judie Crump said: “It went really well.
“We had the weather and it was packed out from start to finish.
“The bands and singers were all great and the tug of war was a great success, with Barry rugby club winning the cup.
“We even had a few games with all the children who loved it.
“The total raised up to now is £3,703.40.”
She added: “I couldn't have done it without the help of all the girls and our families.
“We were a skittle team (Admiral Angels) who don't play any more, but remained very close friends.
“Karin Armstrong - one of our members - is Stacey’s mother.
“All our kids grew up together so all knew Stacey very well,
“She is in our hearts all the time so I just thought why not?
“It was hard work, but so well worth it to see such a wonderful turn-out on the day.
“I really think everyone had a fabulous day.
“We had a cake stall where so many people donated cakes to sell we had cakes everywhere and we thought we are not going to sell all these, but we did!.
“I think as it was such a great day we are hoping to do it all again next year."