A huge thank you to everyone who came down to our first-ever Our Goole Fun Day on Sunday 1st September.
We had a great day, we hope you did too! All of our hard work over the past few months and preparation was well and truly worth it.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated, just like Tesco in Goole who provided fresh fruit and water for free, and also for donating £100 raised from their raffle. Big thanks to Goole Town Tigers who stepped up at the last minute and hosted the Football Tournament and raised a massive £120. Also, KCFM, Butterfly Dance Studios and Thomas Hewson did a fantastic job at keeping everyone entertained.
We raised a total of £1,544.60 once all the event fees were settled, the final amount raised was £1189.60 with both charities – The Moorlands Community Charity and Helping Others Mental Health each receiving £594.80 each.
Our Goole donated £500 for all the promotional work carried out advertising the event.
Lisa Warrener, director of Our Goole, said: “Organising an event like this is something I massively underestimated when we started planning. To say this is our first event, I am really pleased with what we managed. We didn’t know what to expect and there is always that thought at the back of your mind ‘what if people don’t turn up’, but we had a great response and I hope to make next year twice as good now we have a clear idea of what we are doing.
“The whole point of this event was to raise as much money as posible for the two local charities. I would personally like to thank each and every stall holder and everyone that came to the fun day – without you all it wouldn’t have been as successful as it was.
“Lastly I would like to say a special thank you to Jess Sharp, who hosts a similar event every year ‘Picnic in the Park’ – she has been at the end of the phone answering questions and helping me over the last three months. Your knowledge and information was priceless, thank you.”
Jacky Crawford, from The Moorlands Community Charity, told Our Goole: “A very big thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Our Goole for organising the Fun Day. I think it was a fantastic success and if you decide to do it again please let me know and I would be happy to volunteer next year.”
Thank you again to everyone involved – we are so grateful that the event was such a success. Make sure to keep an eye out for next year’s Our Goole Family Fun Day.