The extremely popular Pendle Hill Properties ‘Candy Bomber’ activity has been announced as a brand new attraction for the ‘Uniformed Services Family Fun Day’ taking place on Sunday 18th June from 10am-4pm at Towneley Park in Burnley.
The East Lancashire-based estate agent will be handing out 250 free parachute men and 250 free Hershey bars to U12s attending the event, on a first come, first served basis, to commemorate The Candy Bomber, Col. Gail Seymour Halvorsen, an American pilot who gained fame for dropping 23 tons of candy to German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948 by tying a handkerchief to the candy bar and dropping it out of his plane.
Alongside the Candy Bomber attraction, which was a massive hit at Padiham On Parade in 2022, Pendle Hill Properties have also been named as print sponsor for the Family Fun Day to support the promotion of this family event.
The event will feature a wide range of activities and displays including an army parachute display team which will be jumping and landing at Towneley Park at 3pm, fairground rides, face painting, an inflatable army assault course, brass band, police horse and dog displays, military vehicles and equipment, Armed Forces careers teams, uniformed cadet groups, food stalls and much more!
Also attending the Family Fun Day will be the Town and District Transport Trust’s very special gold Coronation open top bus, which will create a viewing platform for the event, where children will be also able to fly their parachute men from the top.
Thomas Turner, sales director at Pendle Hill Properties, said: “The whole team here at Pendle Hill Properties is incredibly excited to be attending such a fantastic community event, with so many brilliant activities taking place throughout the day, in such a beautiful location.
“Our Candy Bomber attraction has proved very popular already and we are looking forward to seeing the youngsters enjoying their Hershey bars and toy parachute men, on what will be a really fun day for all the family.”
Andrew Powell, managing director and co-founder of Healthier Heroes CIC, commented: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Pendle Hill Properties for their fantastic support, with their Candy Bomber commemoration set to be a tremendous addition to our event.
“We have got activities and attractions for all ages and we can’t wait to see everyone down there on the day enjoying themselves on what will be a brilliant family fun day.”
Further information about Pendle Hill Properties can be seen on their website: www.pendlehillproperties.co.uk