Bats, witches, ghouls and grub as the Carrs comes alive with a fantastic turn out of Halloween revellers to support our second family fun day, following our Teddy Bears picnic earlier in the year.
A tremendous effort was made with exotic and scary costumes donned by all the children attending and also by many of the adults, the wildlife on the Carrs has never been quite so exotic.
With a bat walk, ghost stories in the woods, “beat the ghoulie”, spooky face painting and broomstick races fuelled by toffee apples, parkin, and treacle toffee a good time was had by all.
Halloween 2014 - all photographs courtesy of Nadeem Bokhari.
The support we received was overwhelming and we want to thank everyone who turned up and all the volunteers who helped us raise over £600 on the day for Carrs conservation work. These funds will go towards our current task of removing an excess of bullrushes (reed mace) from our stream and pond as it is choking the waterways. This is expensive, but essential work and one of many tasks we need to raise funds for to preserve the Carrs and make it attractive to both visitors and wildlife.
We are continually working on awareness of the Carrs as so many local people still say “We didn’t know it existed”, well we are working hard to make sure everyone does now with our new website; www.gatleycarrs.org.uk and our own Facebook page.
New road signs now lead to Gatley Carrs, we are now officially on the map.
This green space is to be treasured and preserved for all the community to enjoy.
Help is always needed so join us and enjoy the fact that we are preserving;
Nature on your doorstep.