Big Thanks From The Big Bear Fest!

Where do we begin!  A truly amazing day made possible by so many people.  Old friends and new you need to take a well deserved bow:)

SPONSORS:

A very big thank you to you guys. Without your support we could not have even got started.

THANK YOU TO ALL  THOSE PEOPLE WHO PUT ON EVENTS TO RAISE MONEY:

It all started back with a football match organised by Martyn Horrocks, swiftly followed by the brave shaving of Simon Hollingsworth.  As the months to the festy ticked away more of you came forward with events from skydiving by Mitch Redman and Elvis! to 10 year old Daisy Newton riding her bike in ferocious winds!

Hannah Creed for opening up her beauty salon and providing the takings…a big thank you x

Kate Mynott & Charlie West for organising the Old Skool disco…big kisses xxx

Dan and Charlotte for donating your engagement prezzies to the cause…thank you kindly xx

Chris & Chloe Woods for organising a day at Sainburys collecting money and then the Poker night in the evening…thank you x.

Right up to the festival money was being raised, culminating in Sam’s nieces, nephew and their friends raising about £125  by selling their hand made hats and doing a lucky dip!  xxxx

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES:

You really pulled out all the stops and gave us a raffle that could have graced any event…fabulous, fabulous prizes

GRAHAM KNOTT x DANNY SHELDON x DV247 x THE PRODIGY x EQUILIBRIUM x COLDPLAY x JOHN DICKENSON x CHRIS WOODS x MEL DAZLEY x THE STEVEN GERRARD FOUNDATION X

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE & COMPANIES WHO HELPED STAGE THE DAY:

 This list is almost endless…

I will start with Hedingham Castle and their brilliant event management team, Jo Maher and Debbie Dyson. You were amazing xx

MRL Productions…guys you bossed it. The sound, lighting and video was all brilliant. x

Dave Webb and his merry men for providing the security…great job.

Sarah Totham Photography  xx(check back at the website to order your pictures)

John Dickenson and family, for giving up their time to help organise and advise us on what we would need.  the same can be said for my very good friend Dave Robinson (Dub Organisa). xx

All of the stewards from Rob Best and his boxers! (not his pants), Tommo, Max, Albie, Gail, (great job on the children’s area) Bob, Debbie, Wiggins, Denise and Jenny on the tickets (ably supported by my mum and Sam)…thank you big time. xxxx

St John’s Ambulance for the medical cover.  Once again you did a great job. x

The caterers and Pirate Pete…thank you x

Wendy Smallman and her husband Jeremy for running our stall…many thanks xxx

All of the people who gave up their time to help. People like Greta Munns relentlessly selling raffle tickets and BBF tickets, Wez for hounding down John Halls to part with his cash and realise his true vocation was a ticket tout!

My mum’s next door neighbour..pounding the streets to sell raffle tickets!..thank you xxx

My sister Diane and Tom for designing the logo..xxx

All of those people who helped set up on the day and especially those who helped clear up! xx

A big thank you also, to all those people who have put their hands in their pockets..xxx

And of course all of the bands…many many thanks for some great music including the late entry from Baz and the Tiny Salmons:) xxx

 Now we have probably forgotten someone and for that I apologise but last of all but certainly not least, we want to send out hugs, kisses and massive thank you’s to all of the people who attended.  You were the ones who made this possible. Your kindness, your consideration and your support has helped see us through these long dark days…and without you, none of this would have been possible.  It was mind blowing, and all for our special fella SAM XXXX

One Love

All at the Big Bear Fest xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx