The rain may have poured, but so did the enthusiasm and support from our incredible community at the Barton Marina Open Day.
Despite the wet weather, the event emerged as a resounding success, raising an impressive £533 for the Canal & River Trust through our charity raffle. Not only did this day bring smiles and excitement, but it also forged new connections, ignited interest in boat sales, and sparked the curiosity of potential moorers.
The weather forecast might not have been in our favour, but our community's indomitable spirit shone brighter than ever.
Families, friends, neighbours and newcomers gathered with umbrellas and smiles, making the most of the opportunity to bond and explore the delights of Barton Marina.
From fantastic live music with DJ Phil Hyde, Fitzy Zuma and Shaun Foster Conley (as seen on ITV's hit series Benidorm!) to delightful food and drink, the energy was contagious, and the camaraderie heart warming.
At the heart of our success was the commitment to a cause we deeply care about.
Thanks to your Charity Raffle participation and the incredible prizes donated, we are delighted to announce that together we have raised a remarkable £533 in support of the Canal & River Trust.
Every single pound collected showcased our shared dedication to preserving and nurturing our waterways. This achievement serves as a testament to the strength of unity and collective effort in making a positive impact on our environment.
Beyond the charitable success, Barton Marina's Open Day brought exciting new interest in our marina and boats for sale.
The event provided a perfect platform to speak with boat owners and enthusiasts, resulting in new leads for our boat sales operations, as well as our leisure moorings and residential moorings available at Barton Marina.
Lakeland Leisure Estates were delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase our achievements at our first ever Open Day at Barton Marina, less than a year after we added the marina to our portfolio. Over the past few months we have substantially invested in the site and have made some significant improvements already, including introducing a Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales office, modernising the facilities and upgrading our walkways to use the award-winning Dura Composites GRP Mesh. We were proud to welcome the public to experience Barton Marina first hand and we couldn't have been happier with the turnout and the positive feedback from our visitors.
None of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of the companies that donated raffle prizes and the suppliers who showcased their services at our event.
We extend a special shout out to each and every one of these partners, whose contributions made the Open Day a grand success. Your unwavering support and collaboration were the cornerstones of our achievement.
Thank you to Tattenhall Marina, Midland Chandlers, Waterways World, Red Carpet Cinema And Cafe Bar, The Boat House Kitchen & Bakery by Pom’s, The Butcher, Baker Farm Shop, The Apple Tree Coffee Lounge, The Mug Tug, Gallery 3, Promarine Finance, Waterlodge, Titan Boat Canopies and River Canal Rescue.
As we reflect on the tremendous success of the Barton Marina Open Day, we're filled with gratitude for our community's unwavering support.
We are inspired to continue building upon this momentum, creating more impactful events that benefit both our community and the causes we hold dear.
Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to join us in making a difference.
If you attended the Barton Marina Open Day, we would love to hear about your experience and memories from the event.
Share your stories, photos, and thoughts on social media using the hashtag #BartonMarina. Let's celebrate the spirit of unity, generosity and community that made this day unforgettable!
Thank you once again to everyone who played a role in the success of Barton Marina's very first Open Day. Together, we're shaping a brighter future for our marina and its community.
Lakeland Leisure and the Barton Marina Team.