The generosity of sponsors and raffle ticket purchasers at the Memorial Match raised approx. £2,000 to be split between the Air Ambulance and cricket club. A very fitting tribute to Simon Houlder who I’m sure would have been delighted. Despite the earlier rain it turned out to be a lovely day enjoyed by many. A big thank you to sponsors, Claire and her team from the White Swan and the Leisure Centre volunteers who manned the bar and collected bottles and glasses.
Bubwith Summer Bash, what can I say! The purpose of the event was to get people back out into the community after the stress and strain of ‘Covid Lock Down’ and to overcome some of the natural reticence they might have about socialising again. It certainly did, with an estimated attendance of over 400 people!
No sooner had East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) announced the scheme, than a Parish Council Sub Committee was pulled together and we were off!
The event was subsidized by a grant secured from East Yorkshire Council and the shortfall was met from the generosity of sponsors of raffle prizes and raffle ticket sales. My personal thanks go to the raffle prize sponsors who gave generously and with personal effort, from fruit and grocery baskets with vouchers from the Jug and Bottle to day-old hand-picked potatoes from a local farmer and a range of goodies suitable for all ages.
We were extremely lucky with the membership of our sub-committee (drawn from Parish Councillors and Leisure Centre Trustees) whose enthusiasm, creativity and energy carried the event forward. We were also very fortunate with our team of volunteers who assisted to set up the day, run the event and then clear away afterwards. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their tireless work, and at the behest of the Parish Council (many of whom were volunteers), I would like to single out Vicky Baines for a special mention. Vicky was inspirational with her organizing and hard work (who knew she had the contact details of a Reptile House, Face Painter, etc. in her address book!). Of course, Vicky may now come to regret this success, as I believe there are already requests to make this an annual event!