Family fun day held by Children 1st

Councillors William Grant, Alec Clark, John McDowall and Alec Oattes with Hamish and the Faircloughs- Molly (2), Max (4) and Keeley (6) and Daniel Wei (5) and Mahanz Ainy (6).
Councillors William Grant, Alec Clark, John McDowall and Alec Oattes with Hamish and the Faircloughs- Molly (2), Max (4) and Keeley (6) and Daniel Wei (5) and Mahanz Ainy (6).

Around 70 children and adults bounced, painted and climbed the morning away at the Children 1st Family Fun Day in Girvan on Friday, August 14.

Despite a hand injury – suffered whilst skateboarding – Children 1st mascot Hamish the Highland Coo made an appearance to entertain the children.

After receiving many cuddles and meeting the children the service supports Hamish led everyone in a ‘Funky Monkey’ dance.

The service, based at Girvan Primary School, Wesley Road, is for children aged up to 11 who may be facing some difficulties in their lives.

“It’s really all about supporting parents and carers,” said Edie Scobie, team leader, “We ask parents what they’d like to see change for them and their child. How can we support them to be more confident? How can we give their children the best start in life?”

Councillors Alec Clark, William Grant, John McDowall and Alec Oattes from South Ayrshire Council were given a tour by Mrs Scobie.

Councillor Alec Oattes said: “It’s a very welcome service which is sadly much needed. I wish it every success.”

And councillor Alec Clark added: “The turnout really underpins strength of work Children 1st carries out in the area.”

Dad Alan Collins said: “It’s the first time I’ve been to fun day and my boy’s having a fun time playing.”