Big congratulations are due to Karen Hughes, Community Champion at Wednesbury, who went all out with her efforts and organised an entire fete as a fundraiser for Community Week!
On Saturday 9 July the fete took place at Willenhall Park, organised by Karen and open to the general public. Over £1,200 was raised on the day, with some contributions still to come in. There was a good turnout, helped no doubt by the 3 free full-colour adverts Karen managed to get in the local press.
Thankfully they were blessed with good weather, and many of the Wednesbury staff and their families supported the event.
The following is just a taster of what was available on the day:
• Car Boot sale
• Soccer Shoot Out
• Resident DJ (Lee Aldridge, Returns Dept)
• On Site Fire Engine
• Hook a Duck Stall
• Palm Reader
• Teddy Bear Stall
• Cake Stall
• Tin Can Alley
• Resident Clown
• Large Blow up Slide
• Trampoline on a Rope
• Face Painting
The finale on the day was a balloon release, where participants purchased a labelled balloon, and this generated great excitement amongst the kids at the fete. Karen actually had to seek permission for this activity from Birmingham International Airport!