T'was a grand day out!


Posted on19 Aug 2019

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust hosted its Community Fun Day ' A Grand Day Out' at The Homestead Park in July.  A great day was had by all, scroll down for a selection of images.

Jack with JRHT catering team

Gromit and the face painters

Gromit getting his face painted

Ebor rag ruggers

Maggie demonstrates rag rugging

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace with Sam from [email protected]

Wallace with Sam from [email protected]

Face painters

Face painters at the grand day out

On Sunday 21 July, over 2,500 people visited Homestead Park for this year’s Wallace and Gromit themed Community Fun Day, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Aardman animation film A Grand Day Out. The day also had a focus on recycling and upcycling, with lots of information on looking after our environment and making the best use of our resources. The event provided fun for all the family with petting zoos, a bouncy castle and a range of stalls, including those run by teams from JRF/JRHT; the LGBT+ staff network’s face painting stall and the catering team’s biscuit decorating stand really drew the crowds. Charities from the community were also represented. The Hoping Kitchen, a team of volunteers who help to provide food and clothing for homeless people, raised £1,623 on their stall which sold refreshments and raffle tickets. For those who didn’t make it, the Parks and Landscapes team’s incredible Wallace and Gromit themed installation (pictured below) will be in Homestead Park until mid September. Thank you to all the colleagues and volunteers who helped to make the event such a big success.