Another exciting summer event is on the cards this weekend! Writhlington is gearing up for its first Party in the Park event, arranged by Jeremy Palmer, fundraising for an important charity saving children’s lives in Bristol.
Event organiser Jeremy Palmer is no stranger to fundraising for The Grand Appeal, having completed a number of skydives in the past for the charity and raising over £3000 in doing so, he decided to switch things up this year.
In what promises to be an exciting day, Writhlington’s Party in the Park will feature a diverse array of attractions and activities to captivate attendees of all ages.
One of the highlights of the event will be the special appearance of the Avon and Somerset Fire Brigade. Between 10am and midday, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and interact with these brave firefighters, as they share valuable insights into their lifesaving work.
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For those with a sweet tooth, Dan’s Ice Creams will be on hand from 12pm to 4pm, ensuring everyone stays cool and satisfied amidst the festivities. Additionally, a coffee van will be serving up delightful brews, perfect for parents to enjoy.
Alcohol will not be on sale due to licensing restrictions, but punters are free to bring their own to enjoy with the festivities.
In charge of food will be Jeremy’s brother Jimbob, who will be stacking the BBQ with burgers, hotdogs, chips, and a selection of veggie food as well. The proceeds from the BBQ will also be going to the charity.
At the heart of the event will be a diverse selection of stalls, each offering unique and exciting items. From crafts and books to toys, wax melts, and more, attendees will have ample opportunities to support local businesses.
Two charity stalls will also be in attendance. The YMCA from Bath are coming to set up the Night Stop, aimed at young people who may be homeless or facing homelessness. St John’s Ambulance will be setting up a stall to promote their service but will not be there in a professional capacity. However, a number of first aiders will be on hand on the day to tend to health and safety concerns.
Adding an element of chance and excitement, the tombola will offer a thrilling experience for those looking to test their luck and win fantastic prizes.
The pulse of the event will be set by the renowned DJ RAMJACK, who is well-known in the area for drum and bass music. With a wide range of music on offer, the DJ is sure to keep the energy levels soaring and the dance floor bustling.
For the younger guests, the talented children’s entertainer JoJo Sparkles will perform a puppet and magic show at 2pm, bringing joy and wonder to all in attendance. A bouncy castle will also be in place for children to play on. Children will also have the chance to sparkle with face painting and glitter tattoos.
The climax of the day will be the eagerly anticipated performance by the Sambistas, a samba band based in Bristol. Their vibrant and electrifying performance starting at 3pm will undoubtedly have everyone dancing to the beat.
The grand finale of the daytime lineup at Writhlington’s Party in the Park will be the thrilling Grand Raffle Draw, set to take place around 5pm. Featuring an extensive list of incredible prizes generously donated by local businesses and supporters, at the last count, there were forty two exciting prizes to be won!
The event’s primary purpose is to raise funds for the The Grand Appeal, the official Bristol Children’s Hospital charity; and Cots for Tots, the dedicated charity for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. So far, the community’s enthusiasm and support for this cause has already been astounding - Jeremy has already raised £735 on his JustGiving page before the event.
Commenting on the support so far, Jeremy said, “I’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity of my family, friends and the general public for all of their gifts and donations.”
“I usually jump out of perfectly good working planes to raise some money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit but this year I thought I’d change it up a little and put on a fun day. I’ve recently bought a large sound system, what better way is there to raise some money for charity by bringing joy to masses through music?”
“I’ve always been known for having a nice sound system and throwing a good party but I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m hoping that the day will be a roaring success, so that I can do another one next year.”
The fun day will take place on Saturday, 12th August from 10am at Writhlington Village Hall.
Donations to the fundraiser can be made online through JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/page/jerpalmer22 Anyone interested in volunteering on the day should contact Jeremy on 07809 233245 or email: j[email protected]