Thanks to everyone who booked a taster sail with us on this Bank Holiday Monday as part of the Friends of South Norwood Lake May Day celebrations. we launched 10 larger boats and a big turn out of experienced sailors enabled us to take 45 groups out on the water for a sail in light wind conditions so children helped out paddling when the wind died. Many visitors were able to take the rudder controls and try steering a sailboat. Thanks to 22 members who helped make this event successful. The donations received totalled £362 which was sent to UNHCR Ukraine Appeal.
The park was busy with visitors enjoying delicious lunches, local brewery beer and tasty coffees from The Lakes Cafe and entertainment included Clog Dancing, Maypole dancing and fun rhyme time for little ones. The plant stall raised £1000 for the Friends who do a fabulous job keeping flower beds looking beautiful and adding to the flora in the borders of this Croydon Park where so many local residents enjoy walking beside the lake and watching the many birds out on the water , especially this spring when young goslings and ducklings can be seen.