Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Families raise record £2,500 for equipment

A PARTY on Nettlebed’s recreation ground raised a record £2,500 for community sports equipment.

A PARTY on Nettlebed’s recreation ground raised a record £2,500 for community sports equipment.

Scores of families attended the event, which took place last Saturday afternoon and ran late into the evening.

A stage was set up for performances by local artists including opera singer Laurence Robinson, singer Liam Cox and rock bands Electric Colts, Junction Six and headliners The Scoundrels.

There was a “bubble football” pitch where children could play the game wearing large inflatable bubbles on their heads as well as a circus workshop with hula hoops and juggling sticks.

Visitors could buy food from stalls or bring their own picnic and sit on hay bales watching the stage.



Proceeds from the annual event, which raised more than double last year’s total of £1,000, will go towards a new scoreboard for Nettlebed Cricket Club and new children’s football goals.

Organiser Jodi Butler, of Catslip, whose husband Micheal and son Samuel play for the cricket club, said: “It went very well and we raised a fantastic amount.

“We usually hold it straight after the village fete but this year we made it a stand-alone event, which was definitely the right decision. Lots of people came, which was probably helped by the warm weather.

“There was a very chilled-out feeling throughout the day and everyone was dancing and singing along during The Scoundrels’ set.”



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