This weeks DGWGO Friday Focus is Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

The Small festival with the Big Heart , This festival is Totally commited to raising money for the Stranraer RNLI Life boat and crew . Last Year raising £8000 and in the four years since the first park fest raising an estimated £30,000 .

Mandy Green and her fantastic team of Volunteers do an brilliant job , and at the 2013 D&G Life Magazine , People Of The Year Awards Mandy won a very well deserved ‘Community Champion ‘Award for all the  dedication and hard work her and the team put in ! Park Fest is a two day event , with the friday evening being the ‘Young Guns Night’ .

Last year at the 2013 Park fest DGWGO wear invited along , and we were blown away by the whole Atmosphere of the event , with Alive Radio’s Ali Donowho and Lee Medd as MC’s  , the day had a real sense of humour to it , even though it was raising money for such a serious cause ! With Massive Acts such as Headliners ‘Dodgy’ from the 90s ( who i was lucky enough to get to meet ) and Local bands like  Finding Albert Playing for the crowds , it was only ever going to be a success ! And on the saturday , even though the Life Boat Crew were at the Festival , They Had a call out and all had to rush to attend , while the crowds partied on !

What is the Park Fest?  A music festival, a large marquee which is ticketed, a licensed bar and live music all day!!  Nowhere else could you get so much great live music for so little a cost, in fact if you buy your ticket before hand it is less than £2 per band!!  In Agnew Park itself, there are many other attractions going on, craft stalls, fun fair, face painting, tattoos,, bottle stalls, bouncy castle,  pony rides, The Marine Lake with its pirate ship and boats, pedal carts, Lochryan Pipe Band, Cheerleaders. lots lots more and of course Stormy Stan will be wandering around joining in the fun, in fact it is a great day out for any family, with the beautiful setting of Agnew Park itself on the shores of Loch Ryan and its views, what more could you ask for?

DGWGO is an Official Media Partner for the festival this year ( 2014) and we will be bringing you exclusive news , The chance  to win tickets and much much more in the coming months in the run up to the 2014 Festival on the 22nd and 23rd of August !

For More info about park fest check out their website on http://www.lifeboatparkfest.co.uk/ or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stranraernliparkfest?fref=ts

Pictures and video  by R.B Photography

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