After the success of last years ‘Great Elms Bake Off’ event, we had planned to hold another similar fundraising event on the Elms in August of this year. A ‘Party in the Park’ was the theme, with jazz music, fete games, drinks, a raffle and to bring your own picnic . A chance for residents to acquaint old friends and meet new ones and rally together for a good local cause.
Unfortunately after a glorious week of sunshine the weather was set to take a turn for the worse and we had to take the disheartening decision to cancel or postpone the event until 2016 after being unable to select another appropriate date for this year. Everyone was very much looking forward to the event and it was disappointing. We did however decide to still hold the raffle, selling tickets from the office and our residents united together to make it a resounding success despite the cancellation of the event.
In total our residents raised £564.62 which was split between the local LIVES charity and Torksey Play Area. Pictured is Tracey Coulson handing over the cheques on behalf of our residents to Richard Elliott and Chris Pryke from LIVES and Pat Haskell, Chair of the Play Area Committee.
We had great fun drawing all the winners for the raffle and were delighted to see so many tickets sold. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that took part either donating prizes, buying tickets or both! We gave away 58 prizes from hampers, champagne, whiskey, wine, toiletries, hand crafted gifts and more.
We still hope to reschedule the ‘Party in the Park’ for next year and hope for better weather to make it a wonderful afternoon for our residents.