£1 Million given to Charity over the last 25 years
Wednesday 27th June 2012 will be our 25th Anniversary. It’s incredible that our annual Motcomb Street Party has been “going” for that length of time!
Every year it just gets better and better. In the last 25 years we’ve given over £1 million to the various charities that we’ve supported. The tremendous public support of our event has made that possible and the Street Party Commitee and Charities are eternally grateful for that support. So a huge thank you!
The plans for this year’s 25th Street Party are already well underway. The voluntary Street Party Commitee meets on a regular basis from February until the actual date of the Street Party. It’s a huge party so takes a lot of planning! All our applications to the Council and Health & Safety with regards to road closure permission, temporary structure license (ie: permission to erect a stage), parking suspension etc. have been submitted and accepted. The evening’s entertainment has all been booked – it will be fantastic. There’s a tremendous demand from people wanting to have a stall on the evening. All the stalls have been taken – in fact we have a large waiting list…… Last year’s stall holders really excelled themselves and all will be having their usual stalls again this year – which is fabulous.
By popular demand, the two charities we will be supporting this year are The Household Cavalry Foundation & The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Monies raised for The Household Cavalry Foundation is to help the wounded soldiers and their families and also the horses – their care not only while they are actively serving in The Cavalry but also their care once they retire from their “duties”. No soldier or horse is ever forgotten by The Household Cavalry.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. As I think everyone knows, our aim is to fund a room at King’s Hospital in their new Cystic Fibrosis wing. With the money we gave last year plus this year’s money we would hope to be able to do that. Cystic Fibrosis & King’s Hospital have said they want to put up a plaque in recognition of our tremendous support – which is fabulous. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust does tremendous work. Currently the life expectancy of someone with CF is around 38 years old. Not too long ago some wouldn’t live much past birth or at the most 2 years old. So incredible progress has been made but there’s still a lot more that can be done. Cross infection is life threatening to anyone with CF which is why all hospitals need (and must have) a special CF wing. King’s hospital is one of the hospitals that don’t have a CF wing and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is working exceptionally hard to fund the new wing that’s currently being built there.
Please do email me if you’d like to become a sponsor, patron or donor to this year’s party.
More updates to follow.
Head of Sponsorship, PR & Marketing
Motcomb Street Party