Hey Hey, Bainster in the house again! On Saturday we had a celebration, in fact it was Turning Tides first birthday party, and it was held at the Pavilions in the park.
A fantastic day was had by all, watch our video blog of what people thought about the day which can be found on our Vimeo page. We decided to not only celebrate the day in style but also with the aim of getting The Turning Tides name out there and more widely known. So we set up fund-raising stalls where we did a raffle and many fantastic prizes were kindly donated. We also had an amazing bake stall with many fantastic products that people baked and brought along to sell, these items included quiches tarts and cakes - what a fantastic range.
People also gave us their unwanted items which we used in the tombola and on our bric a brac stall. A lovely gentleman named Rod made some gorgeous mushrooms with red spotty fabric for sitting on, some wooden ones and also some giant wooden dice which we had on display for people to order if they wished. We also sold some Turning Tides t-shirts and bracelets and a CD of songs made by Turning Tides.
The day started off with a fantastic magic show performed by Duncan Norris the magician, he then let those of us who were interested in on how to do a couple of the tricks he performed. Once we had learned them we were asked to give a little magic talent show on what we had learned, it was very fun and a lot more tricky than it looks. We then had a craft stall where people were allowed to make bottle heads to be put on display at the Respect Festival.
In the afternoon I did a solo of Mr Nobody and we had a sing song session Jane played her saxaphone for us and we made/listened to some speeches. Then we made the video blog... of course, then there was all the clearing up.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who came and supported us and helped celebrate the big day. We are very proud to announce that the day has made us nearly seven hundred pounds which is fantastic and will go towards another fantastic opportunity. Many thanks to everyone who helped out on the day to make it so fantastic.
Written by Jennifer Baines, Published by Dominic Palfreman