Friends of Catton Park

Friends of Catton Park

The Friends of Catton Park is a voluntary group supporting the conservation, improvement and use of the physical and natural environment of Catton Park.Friends of Catton Park

Over the past twelve years the Friends have organised a variety of events and other activities. Our aim is to put on a mix of activities in the Park, which will appeal to a wide range of people, and events elsewhere which are primarily to raise funds. We put on the children's Easter Egg Hunt and Pumpkins in the Park, which are now annual fixtures in the local calendar, and other activities such as Christmas Crafts designed with families in mind. For adults, annual programmes have included history, tree identification and early morning bird walks and acoustic music events in the park. At our annual general meetings guest speakers have talked about subjects of interest such as Humphry Repton, Bird Identification and Canine Partners. Our enjoyable fund raising events have included Open Gardens in Old Catton, Quiz and Chips and Race Nights.

The Friends were not originally established as a fund raising group, but more recently have been raising money for the Trust from larger events each year. In the past three years the Friends were delighted to give nearly £11,000 to the Trust.  In 2017 the Friends also purchased a defibrillator (AED) for the Park, which is kept in Hayman Lodge.

In previous years money raised has been used to purchase items for the Park such as the Storytelling chair carved from an old tree trunk, hazel whips for planting in the Park and the tables in the picnic area.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017

Date Event
 2017  
Saturday 15th April Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 6th June AGM with guest speaker
November Quiz and Chips

 

Members receive regular newsletters and either free or reduced entry to some of the events organised by the Friends.

Annual membership subscriptions are below:

Annual membership subscriptions are:
Full - single person £8, couple £14
Family - £18
Young person (under 18) - £2.50
Concession - single person £6, couple £10
Corporate Affiliate - £50

For more information or how to join us please send us an email or alternatively download an application form (PDF format)