Ynysybwl ‘At Your Service’ Event 2009
On Saturday July 25th the Ynysybwl Neighbourhood Policing Team ran the hugely successful ‘At Your Service’ event held at the Recreation Ground in Ynysybwl. The event was kindly sponsored by the Ynysybwl Community Council who generously donated £100 to help make the day a special occasion for all who attended. The day ran from 10am – 3pm and with the help of the glorious weather saw a large crowd in attendance. After 3pm the event was taken over by the famous Bogey Race. The race is organised by Tony & Rhian Howells with all proceeds going to charity. This year’s chosen charity was the Velindre Hospital & Ty Hafan.
The aim of the event was to promote the many different organisations that provide services to the community of Ynysybwl. It was also an opportunity to put on display the different career options available to the younger members of the village. Hopefully it inspired some of the children to follow in the footsteps of the services who work hard for the community each and every day.
In attendance on the day were the Pontypridd Neighbourhood Policing Team, South Wales Police horses, dogs and helicopter, British Transport Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, St Johns Ambulance, Keep Wales Tidy Organisation and many more. As well as the different services, there was also a fun element to the day and a chance to have some fun. There were various stalls set up and run by some fantastic volunteers from within the community. There was also a bouncy castle, a coconut shy and a bird display.
The police mounted section were a popular attraction for everyone at the event. Seen here behind the crime prevention stall and the neighbourhood policing van.
Neighbourhood policing sergeant Gareth Jenkins looks on enjoying the sunshine.
The cakes and raffle tickets sold out quick with the community volunteers running the stalls.
The Flaming Tasty drew the biggest crowds of the day.
The bouncy castles were kept busy all day long as the children just kept coming!
The Welsh Hawking Club showed off their hawks who had their photos taken with many of the Ynysybwl community.
St Johns Ambulance gave up their time to attend the event and provided demonstrations throughout the day.
Keep Wales Tidy organisation provided information to the community and handed out freebies to the local children.
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service attended the event even though they were on call. They even took some lucky children for a drive in the fire engine.
The South Wales Police Dog section were a big hit with the children.
The ice cream van was a welcome relief in the sunny weather.
The Police Helipcopter was the biggest attraction of the day. Everyone waited their turn for a guided tour from the crew.
The helicopter shortly before take off.
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