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Alfie Bear's Picnic 2017

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Myself and Danny, and our fellow picnic organiser Val would like to say thank you to everyone who came and supported Alfie Bear's Picnic this year.

The day started off with plenty of sunshine and a beautiful unveiling of our Alfie's memorial bench, with a few words from both the Mayor and Cllr. Brian Oldham.

Unfortunately by 3pm, the rain came down and we made the decision to close the picnic early.

We are so pleased to hear all the positive feedback about the day despite the weather, and glad that everyone enjoyed themselves.

As always, we are overwhelmed by the support from our community and would like to thank you all for supporting the day and helping raise an incredible £2,016.46 for Alfie Bear's Journey Fund!


Special Thank You's

Thank you to our picnic sponsors, Greggs (Michele & Dave) for their very generous donation of food and drink for the picnic.

Thank you to our picnic sponsors, Police Mutual Local Community Fund for kindly accepting us for a grant towards the picnic.

Thank you to Anne, Laura and Julie for kindly making the sandwiches for the children's picnic lunches.

Thank you to our lovely neighbour Julie for lending us her big marquee and coming over to the park early to set it up for us.

Big thank you to all our family, as well as Johnathon, George and Rich for coming to help us set up as well as stewarding, volunteering on the day and packing up.

Thank you to the hill shop for kindly lending us their ice-cream freezer for the day.

Thank you to Dave Evenett (Paneltex) for kindly lending us their new fridge van which was a great help on the day.

Thank you to HSS Hire for their charity discounts on the generator.

Thank you to Bouncy Kings for their charity discount on the attractions.

Thank you to the Friends of Hunsbury Park, Ironstone Railway, Hunsbury Bear, Hunsbury WI, West Hunsbury Parish Council for their continued support with the picnic.

Thank you to Dan from 'Dan's Big Discos Entertainment' for Djing at the picnic and entertaining everyone with his fantastic selection of tunes.

Thank you to Nicky and Tracey for cooking the BBQ again this year, thank you for your continued support ladies.

Thank you to Northamptonshire Police for kindly joining us again this year with their fantastic Police display.

Thank you to Tony and the team at 'Just Party Northampton' for kindly supporting the picnic again this year, The children loved meeting Chase and Skye as well as Princess Belle.

Thank you to Katie from 'Discomaniajr' for kindly helping us out last minute.

Thank you to our friend Alfe from 'Alfe's Cause' for helping us on the day and bringing along his Minion.

Thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress for kindly joining us at the picnic again this year, and to the Mayor for unveling Alfie's memorial bench and giving a wonderful speech.

Thank you to Cllr. Brian Oldham for donating Alfie's beautiful memorial bench and kindly attending the day and giving a speech.

Thank you to Lynda Holmes for helping on the food stall and packing away.

Thank you to Richard White for helping start the BBQ and volunteering on the Ice-cream counter.

Thank you to Nadine Davies for providing first aid for the day.

Thank you to Rhiannon and Chanice O'Reilly, Ty, Hope and Evan for volunteering on the attractions.

Thank you to Phil Marr and Graham Bennett for volunteering on the coconut shy and splat a rat fete game.

Thank you to our friend Michelle Luck, Jess Luck and Lily for helping on the picnic food area as well as selling raffle tickets.

Thank you to Myra for joining us again with her candyfloss stall and kindly donating all her takings to Alfie Bear's Journey Fund.

Thank you to Camphill Community Centre and St Benedict's Church for kindly lending us their tables and chairs.

Thank you to the lovely Vajiha from The Brain Tumour Charity for joining us on the day and helping Chrissie with the tombola.

Thank you to the Clifford-Lightley Academy of Irish Dance for their amazing preformances. Such a talanted group of dancers.

Thank you to all our lovely stall holders and attractions.

Thank you to the lovely Helen from 'Beautifuly Styled' for joining us on the day and kindly donating £65 to Alfie Bear's Journey Fund.

Thank you to Janice for joining us with her Crepe Van and for her kind donation to Alfie Bear's Journey Fund.

Thank you to Northampton Chronice and Alastair Ulke for kindly writing a piece about our Alfie and the picnic.

Thank you to BBC Radio Northampton for advertising the picnic on Saturday morning, sorry that Jules could not get to us in time but we appreciate the advertisement to all your listeners.

Thank you to the local primary schools who sent our picnic flyers home in their books bags, and thank you to everyone who advertised the picnic for us.

Thank you to'Northampton Events' for kindly advertising the picnic on numerous occassions all over social meeting, it was very much appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated prizes to our raffle, including The Pinnacle Centre, Riverside Hub, Boots, B&M, Barrett and Coe Photography, Berzerk Children's Activity Centre, Cleopatra Cosmetic Boutique.

Special thank you to the kind gentleman who read about our Alfie in the paper and popped down to make a donation ♥


I know she doesn't want thanking, but we would like to give a special thank you to our friend Val Keller for helping organise the picnic every year.

We could not do it without her amazing help and support.

Special thank you to Anne for all her help and support with the picnic every year.













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