Safety first in town’s fun day

Fearless Katie Sharp, 7, (front) helped a Star Wars Stormtrooper visiting the Filey Safety Fun Day, at the Country Park, fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  113264f
Fearless Katie Sharp, 7, (front) helped a Star Wars Stormtrooper visiting the Filey Safety Fun Day, at the Country Park, fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113264f

SAFETY first was the order of the day during a huge fun day in Filey.

The town’s annual Safety Fun Day attracted thousands as emergency services gave an insight into their work and how to stay free of danger.

The event which took place in Filey Country Park, featured a visit from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, with police officers, Fire and Rescue crews and coastguard, lifeboat and Mountain Rescue teams talking to visitors about their roles.

Filey mayor cllr Richard Walker was also on hand to give the day his seal of approval and got more than he bargained for after being taken on a 100-foot high journey in an aerial ladder platform!

Organiser Chris Hodgson said the day had been a fantastic success.

He said: “It was a really good day and was once again well attended.

“There was a good flow of people right throughout the day which was absolutely brilliant and the weather was great too.

“The helicopter is one of the main draws and was spectacular to see it again.

“However, the beauty of the day is that once it has landed people can then go and enjoy a host of things on the day on the other stalls and displays.

“We were also very lucky that the Fire and Rescue team brought a car along to show how someone would be extracted from the vehicle after an accident and the Melon Drop, which showed what would happen to someone if they weren’t wearing a seatbelt in a 30mph crash.

“There was plenty for everyone and the really nice thing is that people have already put forward suggestions for next year which shows they are fully engaging with the event.”

Organisers have thanked all of the emergency services and organisations who took part in the event and the people who gave up their time on the day to help out.