Dance in Motion Academy perform for a packed crowed
Sunday 2nd August saw the annual Mayor’s Charity Bonanza return to Priory Park in Malvern, and the weather was perfect for hundreds of local people to flock to the event and give very generously to the Mayor’s charity – Childline.
Faces were painted (thanks to Shanti at Malvern Hills Gallery), balloon models were made (courtesy of Looby Lou Parties), circus skills were taught (by Mark of Solo Circus), and the Craft Tent was busy all day courtesy of Planet Art. The Rock Choir turned out in their scores to serenade the audience, and there were amazing perfomances by the very skilled members of Dance in Motion and the Spotlight Theatre Academy. Several bands performed throughout the event, and the audience enjoyed a huge variety of music from indie band Heroes of Hanoi, classic rock ‘n’ roll from The Pontiacs, saxophone quartet Random Numbers, and rockabilly from Miss Pearl and the Rough Diamonds, who closed the show in fantastic style, accompanied by the Mayor and his wife, Cllr Julian and Mrs Helen I’Anson, as backing dancers!
Last year’s event featured a competition to guess the birthplace of a set of piglets, made by Lucy Jones of Shrinking Violet Bespoke Floristry. If you’ve visited Lucy’s shop at Great Malvern Station you’ll have seen her ticket dress, with matching hat and now shoes – this year’s competition was to guess where the ticket shoes and ticket hat were found after an unlucky traveller mislaid them. The Mayor presented the winner, Chloe Spaull, with a fantastic prize hamper featuring items donated by ASK Italian, Josephine’s Little Tart Shop, Malvern World Travel and the Friday Beer Company. The winning answer was Ballamory – congratulations to Chloe!
The Giant Buzz Wire game and the Hoopla all helped to fill the charity’s pot, along with money raised from rides on Laurence Harper’s original Victorian fairground horses, donations taken by the face painter and the balloon modeller, second-hand books sold by Childline volunteers, and donations from the many local traders who were manning stalls throughout the park. These donations, combined with the generosity of local people, mean that the Mayor, Councillor Julian I’Anson, is delighted to announce that over £1800 was raised in total for Childline – one of the best ever totals for the Bonanza and a hugely welcome effort from everyone who came along in support of the event.
Malvern Town Council and Mayor I’Anson would like to thank everyone who came to the Bonanza for their support, and the staff, volunteers, performers and traders who helped to make the event a success. We look forward to welcoming you all to next year’s event.
8th of November, 2015
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