Despite the sun failing to make an appearance, hundreds of Brampton residents turned out to enjoy our community day last Sunday.

Live music, food and drink, a bouncy castle, games, face painting, and craft stalls were all on offer at the community centre, as we welcomed hundreds of local people, including Carlisle Mayor, Pam Birks.

The event showcased the different community groups including

iCan Fitness WOW and The Carlisle Community Cycle Hub were also in attendance.

Brampton Community Centre Manager, James Burke said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, not only the kids but the parents too who all had fun, which is what it’s all about.

“The day was about showcasing all the fantastic local community groups and organisations making a difference across the Brampton area and to give everyone a chance to enjoy a day out with friends and family. 

“The event was a great success and I’d like to thank all our partners, traders, community groups, volunteers, staff and visitors for their involvement in the day.  

“It wouldn’t have been possible without them and is a true testament to the active and diverse community that is Brampton and the wider Carlisle district”.

Carlisle Mayor, Pam Birks said: “It was great to visit Brampton on Sunday and see so many people enjoying themselves at the community day.

“I was blown away by the sheer number of local community groups I met work so hard for the people of Brampton, especially over the last 18 months. These groups are mainly run by volunteers. They are the real unsung heroes.”

Chair of Brampton Parish Council, Councillor Jenni Errington said: “The day was a great success, we thoroughly enjoyed it and I would just like to say a massive congratulations to all those involved in putting on the event”

The event was organised by the community centre and Carlisle Matters – the new name for the recently rebranded Carlisle and District Federation of Community Organisations, with support from Carlisle City Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, and the Cumberland Building Society.