Flypast confirmed as Pendle Hill Properties’ popular Candy Bomber commemoration to return at uniformed services family fun day

Pendle Hill Properties have announced that their extremely popular ‘Candy Bomber’ commemoration will return to the ‘Uniformed Services Family Fun Day’ taking place on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-4pm at Towneley Park in Burnley, an event which will also feature an RAF flypast of an Avro Lancaster.

The Lancashire 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 the event last year, 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 RAF flypast of a Lancaster at approximately 3:15 pm (weather permitting), 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!

Thomas Turner, Sales Director at Pendle Hill Properties, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this fantastic community event once again in 2024.

“It was great to meet so many new people last year and we are excited to be giving away 250 Hershey bars and 250 parachute men to Under 12s, as well as meeting their parents and guardians to talk about the services we provide when it comes to selling or letting their properties.”

Andrew Powell, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Healthier Heroes CIC, commented: “I would like to thank everyone at Pendle Hill Properties for supporting our event again this year.

“Their attraction was very well received in 2023 and will no doubt be one of the highlights of an even bigger and better Uniformed Services Family Fun Day in June, which will include the flypast of an Avro Lancaster.”

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