Summer Garden Party Success

Summer Garden Party raised over £1300 for CRCB

From high teas, to an amazingly decorated craft stall; from a celebrity hosted auction, to five minutes in the stocks, all activities at our Summer Garden Party and Community Fun Day on Saturday 30th July raised over £1300 for CRCB.

A few of Saturday's highlights include our Volunteers Good Deeds Auction, hosted by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's very own, Vic Minett. Vic did a fantastic job of encouraging our visitors to bid for the good deeds offered by our volunteers. We would like to thank Vic, along with our generous volunteers, who offered their time and skills to the auction. Thank you to all of you who bid; we hope you enjoy your good deeds.

Vic Minett working the crowd during the Volunteers Good Deeds Auction

Vic Minett presenting the auction

Our Games Area was enjoyed by children and adults alike. Hook a duck, hoopla, ball in a bucket and of course, the stocks, provided fantastic entertainment. General Manager, Hugh Sorrill, and volunteer, Ali Verney, took great delight in entertaining us in the stocks.

Hugh Sorrill aims for Ali Verney

Ali in the stocks.

It wouldn't have been a Summer Garden Party without music! We had the pleasure of hearing the following wonderful musicians play: Malarkey, Lakeside Sound with Chris Norman and our very own music group, Visibly Sound. Thank you and congratulations on your brilliant performances!

Lakeside Sound with Chris Norman, giving us a wave

Visibly Sound putting heart & soul into their performance

Visibly Sound performing

This was the first year we have introduced high tea to our Summer Garden Party; the cream teas, sandwiches, quiche and cakes were delicious. We would like to thank Trustee, Tricia Griffiths, and the volunteers who helped on the day, for all of the hard work that went into preparing and serving the high tea.

Raffle Prize Winners:

First Prize: Fay Abbott won the Bone China Tea Set with ticket no. 736
Second Prize: Elaine Morgan won the Summer Punch with ticket no. 496
Third Prize: Arthur Matheson won the bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon Wine with ticket no. 486
Fourth Prize: Pat Perry won the Luxury Lindt Chocolates with ticket no.611
Fifth Prize: Wendy Smith won the Bubble Boutique bath products with ticket no. 616
Door Prize Raffle Winner: Janet Lucas with ticket no. 283

Finally, we would like to thank all of those who came to our Summer Garden Party and Community fun Day, and all those who donated to CRCB in some way. We really appreciate the support that you give to our charity.

 We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!