Second Kilnwood Vale Community Fun Day a huge success

Saturday, 28 July marked Kilnwood Vale’s second annual community fun day – and once again we were overwhelmed by the local community’s generosity and delighted to see so many new neighbours, their friends and family all gathering together.

The final tally showed over 300 Kilnwood Vale residents came along to the afternoon event; a sign that our community is growing fast with last year’s event welcoming 200 residents.

As the event’s organiser, I was thrilled to see so many of my neighbours turn out for the fun day: new developments rarely have events like these and Kilnwood Vale is really making a name for itself as a growing, thriving community.

Gathering on the green space at the heart of Kilnwood Vale our furry friends took centre stage in a mini dog show. Beers were available from the local Hepworth Brewery and a BBQ spread was put on by Crawley-based Tilgate Bakery.

For youngsters there was the opportunity to take part in karate workshops and face painting. Our local Police Sergeant Peter Allan of Worthing and Horsham Police Prevention team  was also on hand to answer questions from the Kilnwood Vale community.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Crest Nicholson who funded the event and all those other companies and volunteers who made the community fun day happen – your time, effort and expertise was very much appreciated.

To top it all, over £300 was raised from the fun day, with all monies being donated to local charities Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and St Catherine’s Hospice, and the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group.

It’s hard to believe but, with the summer event now complete, I’m already busy planning our next community get-together , Halloween event and even Christmas activities! If you would like to get involved, or have any ideas, for our next community event, I would love to hear from you. Please email me on – and keep an eye here and via the community website for news of the next date for your diary!

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