Maghull Labour councillors on Maghull Town Council say they are overwhelmed by the generosity and the community spirit in Maghull after the latest MaghullFest raised vital funds for Woodlands Hospice.
More than 1,300 adults and 1,000 youngsters flocked to the August extravaganza on KGV field, helping to raise £300 for Woodlands, which is the Mayor of Maghull Cllr Joan Deegan's chosen charity.
Attractions at the fun event included: adult and children's fairground, donkey rides, fire engine, classic cars, live DJ, face painting, football games, lots of craft stalls, martial arts display, Maghull Town Council tent taking responses on what the community want to see in the Neighbourhood Plan, Maghull Community Radio, lots of live music provided by bands and the opera singer Paris Jones, prize draws,
Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley said MaghullFest was exactly the kind of community event that Maghull needs.
Cllr McKinley said: "Maghull is a great community and that was evident from the level of community support we got at the MaghullFest.
"Maghull folk came out in their thousands to support this event and the Mayor of Maghull's charity Woodlands.
"It was an absolute pleasure to join my Labour colleagues and the town council staff to set up, man the gates, and make sure everything ran smoothly on the day."
Cllr McKinley said it was great to see the return of the Maghull festival.
Cllr McKinley said: "Since the MaghullFest, feedback that I and my council colleagues have received has been very positive.
"When I was picking up my Sunday paper the day after the event, one of the shop staff said it was great to see the festival back as she has great memories attending as a child.
"Events such as this sum up our approach to politics, firmly based and driven by the local community. My team and I on Maghull Town Council consider ourselves to be community activists, doing things for the good of the town.
"We are beginning to see more and more evidence of this approach, The two MaghullFests this year are good examples and we will continue to build on this.
"I'd like to thank the Maghull Town Council staff for all their hardwork and the town councillors who were involved in making it such a success.
"Our aim was to create an event that would bring the whole community of Maghull together, be they young or old. MaghullFest has done just that and more than 2,000 people who attended are testament to that.
"I'm already looking forward to the next MaghullFest which will be held next year and I can tell you now that work has already begun to make it even bigger and better again."