Sep 07

Ashford Carbonell Entertainathon 2016

Peter Stretton doing his thank you's at the end of the dayWhat an occasion! The event was enjoyed by so many and the weather was definitely on our side. It was wonderful to see the community coming together, mucking in and having a good time.Drawing the raffle
We couldn’t have had a show without Peter Stretton, the organiser in chief inside the church – a huge thank you. The performers performed non-stop for the whole 12 hours and it was great seeing all the youngsters with amazing confidence and style in their various acts. The wonderful display of flowers deserve a special mention – we should have run a flower festival at the same time!
Louisa Marston-SmedleyOutdoor trappings also made the day – sausage and bacon butties, tea and cake, tombola, produce and plant stalls, raffle and loads of children’s activities – all manned by our community. Thank you to all who generously provided goods for these. Special thanks to Sally Loach for supplying all the cakes and sandwiches, plus canapes in the evening to go with the wine.
These events take a tremendous amount of organising, providing equipment, setting up, running and dismantling – the latter went on for ever! The team spirit prevailed as ever so thank you to everyone who helped.
Thank you for supporting St Mary Magdalene Church – the total amount raised including gift aid is approaching £2,000.