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Sep 07 2012

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Valley Green Belt Show

First ever Valley Green Belt Show a huge success!

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4th Sept 2012

The first ever Valley Green Belt Show, held at Pensford on Sat 1st Sept, raised an incredible £6,200, organisers have revealed.

The Show, held to raise money for protection of the area’s Green Belt and the Old Colliery site at Stanton Wick, enjoyed a fantastic turnout with more than 600 people showing their support during the day.

Generously sponsored by Kelston Sparkes, the family fun day featured an amazing line-up of musicians, dancers, games, wildlife, stalls, food and prizes – all provided free of charge by local businesses and individuals.

One of the organisers, Rosie Pierce, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant day. The community came out in force to show their support (the sun even made a very welcome appearance!), and everyone had loads of fun. Huge thanks to everyone who sponsored, donated, contributed, helped, attended, and of course, spent!”

Visitors enjoyed music from The Twerzels, Irish dancing, Pony & Trap rides, vintage cars and tractor displays, a Hog Roast and BBQ, craft stalls, auction and raffle, and loads more. The finale was a spectacular display of hundreds of biodegradable green balloons, released by local children.

The day also showcased local campaigns to help protect the area’s Greenbelt, its mining heritage, and its local wildlife, with members of the Stanton Wick Action Group, the CPRE and the Hawk and Owl Trust on hand to talk to the public.

Clarke Osborne, Chair of the Stanton Wick Action Group, said: “It was a quite remarkable day and result – the organising team should be very proud. I was amazed by the smooth running of what was a major event and SWAG is very grateful for what has been a large task of persuasion and organisation.

“I am delighted that our communities responded with such enthusiasm and kindness and I very much hope that the fantastic group of organisers can be persuaded to make this an annual event with future fundraising for deserving community projects and initiatives.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/valley-green-belt-show-2/

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