Sunday 24th May 2015, was in fact a great day for us. We had been planning for months with our daughters duo partners parents a fun day in our local area to help raise funds for them to go towards their dance expenses, stress levels were through the roof, sleepless nights worrying about forgetting something and stressing over the weather!!!
So the day started with the sun shining and us arriving at 6.30am to set the fete stalls up, set the area up for the boot fair and craft sellers and start organising the volunteers. We were busy setting up when we noticed the que of cars waiting to get in. It was then it became apparent, that all our advertising had in fact had an impact. We were taken by surprise, just how many people did come along for the boot fair/craft fair.
So once the day started we had many people come along which was just amazing and totally blew us away, and having the sun continuously shining down on us meant that more and more people came along and stayed for many hours!
It seemed that everyone else was also just as pleasantly pleased by the day as many come to both me and Maisie's duo Mum personally to say just how much fun they were having. This was also said all over the our event page and some have in fact asked us to make it an annual event… I think its going to take us 6 months to get over this one hehe…
We had many companies, both local and further afield who came along to support our event, to which we are very grateful for. We also had dancers from our daughters dance school who performed in teams, solos and duos. Alongside the local gymnastic club who did a display and there was also a display from the local Irish Dancing School too… We were very grateful to you all for supporting and performing on the day.. You guys were great, and certainly got people talking..
As parents, who haven't ever organised anything like this before, personally I think it was a success, many faces smiling, people laughing, children having a great time, families making memories, people earning some money from selling what they no longer needed and craft people selling their homemade items however hard you try to please everyone this has proved to be an impossible task..
There have been a couple of people who have moaned that they wasn't treated as royalty and positioned in what they call a 'hot spot', as apparently friends and family got priority.. Rubbish!!! We had 3 lots of family, and 4 lots of friends who attended as both craft and boot sellers and each of them queued up in the long line of others to be placed on the field. It is such a shame that these people felt the need to complain over something so small, all we can think of is the reason was because they didn't sell their items as well as they expected and were a little grieved.. Oh well the many positive comments out rule the negative two!
Once again a massive thank you for all the support everyone showed, and massive thank you to everyone who came along and have asked for it to b a yearly event!!
Here are our girls with the Mayor & Mayoress.
Below are a few companies who supported us and donated very generously to both our girls!
A very big Thank you to the guys from BRFM Roadshow, who were fantastic at our event keeping the public entertained.
Massive thank you to Acorn Trucks for the donation of the van to get everything to the event and back.
A huge Thank you to D & T Bouncy Castles, who donated very generously and helped out with the electricity during the day.
HSTC Inflatable Events for supporting us and making our day and others great with the Bungee Run!
A Massive Thank you to Adam from the Slush Hut for coming along and generously giving to our girls fund!Have you attended any events this half term?