Mini zoo at field day event

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A mini zoo is one of the star attractions as this year’s Furness Day Field Event, taking place next month.

The annual event is being held on Saturday May 17 and features a variety of stalls and entertainment for all the family.

Organised by the Community Organising Green Space (COGS) group, the event raises money for a project to improve a field off Yeardsley Lane in Furness Vale, which is on a slope and has poor drainage.

Running from 12 noon to 6pm, the event will feature live bands The Lost Sound, Reus, Two Trick Pony and 13Luger, children’s rides and entertainment, village games, food stalls, a beer tent and a local history tent.

There will also be a dog show, starting at 3pm, and the COGS information tent will have a 3D model on display, showing the future plans for the field.

Furness COGS is now a registered charity and is taking on a 99-year lease from High Peak Borough Council. The field has been awarded QE2 status, meaning it is protected forever, and the group have also been awarded £50,000 from Sport England. It is hoped that work can start soon after the field day.