There was an amazing turnout for the first vintage park up run by Lee Walters of Avon Dassett and Dave Fletcher of Fenny Compton. A host of standing engines, vintage buses, cars, tractors, motorcycles and military vehicles were on display plus attractions for all the family. A great day out raising money for local charities!
Phil Baxter doing the Liverpool Nightrider cycle challenge – a 100k cycle ride around Liverpool and the Wirral on the night of the 14th July!
We know many people who attended the Soapbox Derby wanted to leave donations to our worth charity Zoe’s Baby Place Hospice (a unique charity offering end of life care for terminally ill children up to the age of 5 years in Coventry). We are sorry that we did not have enough volunteers on the day to collect these but you can still donate! Phil Baxter, Avon Dassett resident has set up a JustGiving page to cover donations to the charity from the Soapbox Derby and other events he is taking part in across the summer. Please donate! https://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Baxter2
So this is your chance! If you enjoyed the Soapbox Derby and want to support the sponsored charity please dontate via the JustGiving page. All money will go direct to Zoe’s Baby Place Hospice.
This year’s Open Gardens took place last Sunday, 1st July. Unfortunately, visitor numbers were down on last year, which the organisers believe was due to the extremely hot weather and the World Cup. The entrance fee was increased to £7 this year, so, overall the total entrance amount raised was similar to last year. Teas took around £300 less than last year. However, Open Gardens still raised a respectable £2,230 for National Garden Schemes and £158 towards the upkeep of the tubs in the village.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed by opening their garden, helped with getting things ready, helped on the day or donated cakes.