The Greatest Show enjoyed by all
On Sunday 30th December the team held a Children's party inspired by The Greatest Showman film and Barnum the Musical.
We welcomed over 120 children through the doors of Blake Hall with their parents in tow! There was a wide range of activities on offer for the children which included circus skills training and performances from Juggling to Acrobatics. Many of the children learnt some choreography to one of the show's popular songs which was performed to parents at the end of the party together with the newly acquired circus skills! There was sing a long musical numbers, face painting, craft and photo opportunities. A real variety and according to many attendees, excellent value for money.
A circus themed lunch was consumed by the children which judging by what was left went down very well!
All that fun and we managed to raise just over £1,100 for Cancer Research UK, directing all of this towards research into Protate Cancer.
Some thank yous from the team: Dan Smith of SRL Promotions for the use of the Blake hall and Tina for cleaning up after us! Mark painter for providing the music and sound Sarah Keirle, Nicola Stent, Tia Chedzoy, Jenna Parker, Marion Hancock and the Ramblers make up team for the face painting Stuart Lukins and other Ramblers for the juggling tuition Stephen Culverwell and Matt Bell for smiling in all the photos with the props (and Matt for being the ringmaster and singing) Our female singer Paige Elinor Dean Webber for being the elephant Other Ramblers who did the acrobatics and Emily Moule for assisting Stu's daughter Siani and her friend who did the choreography with the children Kirsty Roberts and her team of helpers in the kitchen - Kate Cheffey, Rose Curtis, Paige Brunton, indee and Jaya Farthing. Rachel Shattock for the rolls and lights Marion Hancock making the cupcakes. Tamsen Wetherall for selling the raffle tickets & Macey Wetherall for helping The Cancer Research volunteers (Marion and Alan) for manning the refreshment stall. Debbie Hutter for taking the tickets Chris Fisher Dodd for assisting on Saturday set up A huge thank you to Ramblers Carnival Club for helping us put this together, setting up and for letting us borrow members and props on the day and huge thanks Clive Woodrow (who lead the team tirelessly) and the Cancer Research UK sub-committee Gavin Roberts and Keith and Carol Fishlock, who put so much effort in.