Momentum building for Aimee’s Cup

A football memorial cup which is to be held in memory of Girvan’s Aimee Gibson is gathering momentum with fun planned for all who attend.

The event which will be held on Sunday August 2 from 12-4pm at Girvan’s Victory Park is being backed by businesses from far and wide.

One of the main organisers Charlene Irvine recently won a competition on Facebook after encouraging people to ‘Like’ Stranraer-based Road Runner Children’s Entertainer page.

By doing so, the event is set to be host to an hours worth of entertainment from Ross Bark, who will provide a full package of his entertainment for youngsters between 12pm and 1pm.

Charlene has also managed to secure plenty of equipment from Gordon Craig, who has generously decided not to charge.

Two bouncy castles will be provided by Gordon as well as waterballs and a rodeo ride for kids and adults alike and Charlene says Gordon also has a couple of surprises planned for the day.

The event which is being held to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity will also have a mini sports area for the kids where they can take part in throwing sponges, tennis, badminton, sack races and beat the goalie.

Kids will also be able to get up close and personal with their favourite film characters as they float about Victory Park during the day. Spiderman, Iron Man and Frozen costumes are just some of those that will be in attendance.

There will also be a snack tent for kids along with a pic ‘n mix stall, tombola, raffle and home baking meaning the football is not the only thing on show on the day.

Just before the final tug of war competitions are planned with trophies going to the winners.

Teams of eight are still being encouraged to enter the mens competition as well as Under 18 competitions for both boys and girls.

The rodeo ride could provide some of the biggest laughs during the day as there is also a competition for the best rodeo rider, for both males and females.

Charlene and other organisers who include Mandy Gibson, Stuart McCreadie, Claire Taylor and Aimee’s parents Liz and Robert want to make the day as successful as possible so the stalls for the kids will be 50p or £1 and the adults charged £1.50.

There is also currently an online auction via the Facebook page ‘Aimee’s Cup’ so join the page or if you already have , start bidding on those auction items.

Plenty businesses have already donated to the event to show their support for the former Girvan Academy pupil who passed away in 2012.

The seven a side ladies football tournament has also attracted entrants from businesses across the area and is being sponsored by John Stewart from the Victory Bar.

John is also sponsoring the medals along with Flix owner Forbes Robertson, which will be given out after the final.

Organisers are hoping to raise thousands from the day.