As you know, we get involved in a lot of different events, that’s what we do! Last month especially was quite busy… so busy that we are still recovering from it! ha 😉

The Tynemouth Green Day was hard work but it was worth it!

The colour green was everywhere on Longsands Beach in Tynemouth on the 19th of March, thanks to the over 500 people who took part to our event and embraced the theme we suggested by showing up dressed in green from head to toe!

When we first joined this project, it was ‘just’ to plan a charity fun run in aid of the St. Oswalds Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Trust charities… not long after it became a much bigger event, a family oriented event, also involving a World Record attempt for the Largest Human Shamrock and even an Irish fancy dress Dog Competition for all the four-legged furry friends living in Tynemouth. Because … why not? They say the more the merrier, no?!

And it was merry indeed, despite the typical English weather, cloudy and quite brisky, especially in the earlier hours of the day, but at least it didn’t rain!

And because St. Patrick’s Day was so close we decided to make things as “Irish” and entertaining as possible. The Keel Row Ceilidh Band was there to play just for us traditional Irish music during the day, and to accompany the other activities we had planned for the event, from live games of Irish football to live Irish dancing, performed by a representative from the Newcastle University Irish Dance Society to dance for us! They were so good, I’ve seen people jumping around to the captivating rhytm of the music and the hypnotising moves of the dancers.

We were overwhelmed by how many people took part to the run and to the world record attempt… We didn’t beat the record this year, but, after seeing the warm support from the local community, we are sure we will next year!