The Grangetown Festival took place on Saturday, June 29. The main attractions were a parade which started at Courtmead Park and
ended at Grange Gardens on Corporation Roadwith the fete held at Grange Gardens.
This year the parade had a football theme in honour of Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League.
Stephen Doughty, Cardiff South and Penarth MP, who is a Trust member opened the fete and chose the winners of the parade. The winners were St Patrick’s Primary School.
Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust organised a stall at the fete. The Trust organised a raffle for which the prizes were two children’s City polo shirts and a book of photographs recording the final days of Ninian Park. The prize winners were Mike Deeney, Rob Gee-wing and John Lucas. The proceeds from the Trust’s raffle were donated to the Grangetown Festival.
The Trust also distributed unused Cardiff CIty programmes from last season, copies of Trust magazines, CDs of the I’ll Be There song and an assortment of medals. The Trust displayed a Golden Boot which the Trust will present to the Cardiff City Clubman on the Year at the end of the 2013-2014 season. The player presented with this will have been chosen by the Trust members.
As you can imagine the Golden Boot was the centre of attention and attracted large numbers to the Trust stall.
Our presence at the Festival, which was very successful at raising the profile of the Trust, fits in with our aim of reaching out to Cardiff’s multi-cultural communities with the aim of raising interest in Cardiff City and, of course, the wonderful game of football.
David Craig, Trust vice chair