Hundreds attend community picnic at Holywells Park in Ipswich

The sun came out for the community picnic in Holywells park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The sun came out for the community picnic in Holywells park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

More than 300 people attended a big community picnic at Holywells Park today - organised by Ipswich’s Bangladeshi Support Centre.

Families enjoyed the sunshine at the community picnic in Holywells park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Families enjoyed the sunshine at the community picnic in Holywells park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The event, the first organised by the centre, saw a host of fun family activities take place including a circus skills workshop, a magic show, popcorn and candy floss, five-a-side football and much more.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust also turned up as well as the Friends of Holywells Park who provided tea and coffee for everyone attending.

Samia and Makkyah having fun. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Samia and Makkyah having fun. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Shayra Begum, from the Bangladeshi Support Centre, said: “There was a mix of different communities which is what we really wanted, to integrate people.

“We wanted lots of communities to come together and I think that is what we have achieved.

L-R Shayra Begum,Noman Siddiqui, Hajera Khanom, Mohammad Ali, Mohammed Alam, Shujon Myah. Picture:

L-R Shayra Begum,Noman Siddiqui, Hajera Khanom, Mohammad Ali, Mohammed Alam, Shujon Myah. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“And it brought lots of people in to this beautiful park.”

She said due to the huge success of their first picnic, the centre is discussing planning another.

Modiha having fun. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Modiha having fun. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Fahmida,Sami and Modiha enjoying some candy floss. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Fahmida,Sami and Modiha enjoying some candy floss. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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