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Sudbury funding for St George’s Celebration Weekend in Sudbury, 22nd- 23rd April 2017

Author: Jane Hatton Published: 15th February 2017 16:01

 Lesley Ford Platt receiving a SCC Locality Grant from County Cllr John Sayers in Sudbury

Sudbury funding for St George’s Celebration Weekend in Sudbury, 22nd- 23rd April 2017

Work is well underway for a St George’s weekend of celebration in Sudbury on 22nd and 23rd April.

A grant of over £7,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to the Sudbury Market Town Partnership has been augmented by recent donations of £500 from County Cllr John Sayers to help with the costs of awards and prizes, and £870 from County Cllr Colin Spence, to cover the cost of marquee hire, using SCC Locality Grant funding.  Waitrose is also generously supporting the event.

The programme for the free Charity Roadshow on Saturday April 22 has been published and voluntary and community organisations are invited to book up for any (or all!) of the eight ‘Ten Top Tips’ workshop sessions on offer.  The Roadshow will be split between the Quay Theatre and the Jetty in Quay Lane, Sudbury.

Nominations are already being received for Volunteer Awards, designed to acknowledge members of the local community who volunteer within organisations.  The Awards Ceremony will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday April 22 in the Quay Theatre and will be a ticket only event.  Three finalists in each category will be invited to attend, along with their nominators, with the winners being announced during the event.

The programme of entertainment for the St George's Day Country Fair at Sudbury Cricket Ground, on Sunday April 23, is now arranged, and will include a Children’s Entertainer offering Punch and Judy, a magic show, circus skills, balloon modelling, and face painting; the Gymnastics Team from Pot Kiln School, Sudbury Phoenix Community Marchers, and Ben the Busker.  The children’s fancy dress parade will be judged during the morning.

Details of competitions for primary school children have been sent to local schools and it is hoped there will be many entries for the five different categories: poetry, short stories, paintings, drawings and sculpture – all on the theme of St George and the dragon.  Sports “taster’ sessions will be on offer for cricket, hockey, tennis and bowls and there will also be a Beat the Street Competition.

Look out for the chance to be photographed as St George, with his spear and the dragon, at a number of places during March.

Information will be circulated at Sudbury on Show on 4 March in St Peter’s and the Town Hall in Sudbury, but in the meantime, as places for the two events will have to be limited, voluntary and community groups and charities wishing to take part on either or both days are invited to contact Robin Hodgkins on on 01787 312140 for the Charity Roadshow, and Lesley Ford-Platt on 01787 372171 for the St George’s Day Country Fair and the children’s competitions, or to download information and entry forms from www.sudburymarkettownpartnership.org.                                                              

 

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