Almost 100 people enjoyed fun and games at the Wyre Estuary Country Park on Sunday, September 6th, as Thornton Cleveleys’ company, AGC Chemicals Europe, held their Family Fun Day for employees, their families and friends.
Children and parents enjoyed creative activities like origami, henna tattoos, American football, drumming, circus skills and woodworking tuition in the sunshine. The group was also treated to a traditional hog roast, refreshments, ice cream and a visit from the company mascot ‘Simon the Scientist’ and Captain Cod of Fleetwood Town FC who also participated in Salsa classes and other sport activities. The Wyre Borough Council Park Ranger led groups on informative walks about the history of the area and the local wildlife along the Wyre Estuary.
AGC Chemicals prides itself on making a positive, beneficial impact on the local community and environment where it is based. The Fun Day is part of a full programme offered by AGC Chemicals Europe in cooperation with Newground including monthly after school clubs with an environmental theme held at St. John’s, Breck, Millfield and Carleton Green schools. AGC also sponsors the ‘It’s Our Planet Awards’, Lancashire’s only awards event dedicated to environmental concerns and improvements by schools in Lancashire. This year, after popular requests in the past from participants, funds were raised for the Trinity Hospice and the Oncology Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in memory of AGC employee, Ken Adams, for corporate hospitality tickets to Fleetwood Town football games and charitable donations for refreshments.