Mayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's Hospice

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17th of August, 2016

Mayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's HospiceMayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's HospiceMayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's Hospice
Mayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's HospiceLawrence Harper's Flying Chairs delighting their riders
Mayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's HospiceThe Mayors Bonanza attracted a record crowd
Mayor's Bonanza Raises 1,900 for Acorns Children's HospiceSouth Shropshire Blues Club's House Band, Blue Moon, closed the show

Record Crowds at the Mayor’s Bonanza


Sunday 14 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 – Acorn’s Children’s Hospice. Deputy Mayor Cllr Hannah Campbell, accompanied by Malvern’s Town Crier Mike Fray, opened the event, issuing a Mayoral request for everyone to have plenty of fun!


Faces were painted (thanks to Shanti at Malvern Hills Gallery and NCS Acres 4 Acorns), balloon models were made (courtesy of Looby Lou Parties), circus skills were taught (by Solo Circus), and dozens of masks were made in craft workshops courtesy of Planet Art. Local musicians kept the audience’s feet tapping right up until 6:30pm, with fantastic gypsy jazz from the Remi Harris Project, blues-rock from Bourbon Alley, excellent vocal harmonies from VoxRox Choir, a typically ebullient blast of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll from Miss Pearl and the Rough Diamonds, and finally the incredible Blue Moon closed the show with a selection of classic blues numbers:

Cllr Campbell was also delighted to be able to present the winners of this year’s Malvern in Bloom Residents’ Garden and Traders’ Window competitions with their prizes. The three Trader’s Window Competition prizes are awarded for the best window displays in Barnards Green, Malvern Link, and Great Malvern, and this year were won by Barnards Green Post Office, the St Richard’s Hospice shop in Malvern Link, and the Malvern Hills Gallery in Great Malvern.

In the annual Resident’s competition, meanwhile, prizes are awarded in five categories: Best Front Garden, Best Back Garden, Best Courtyard Garden, Best Assisted Garden, and Best Hanging Baskets. This year, the prizes were won by (respectively) Lionel & Jackie Groves, Mr & Mrs Eaton, Mike Pain, Joan George, and the Clarence Park Gardening Club.


Challenge games such as the goldfish bowls and the hoopla, the face painter and balloon modeller, a bric-a-brac stall manned by Malvern Town Council staff, and a very popular raffle all helped to fill the charity boxes, along with donations from Bonanza visitors, as well as a team of enthusiastic volunteers from NCS Acres 4 Acorns, who packed another stall with all sorts of activities plus delicious home-made cakes and lemonade.

The Mayor, Cllr Cynthia Palmer, is delighted to announce that £1,900 was raised for Acorns Children’s Hospice at the Bonanza this year – a brilliant result, and testament to the generosity of Malvern residents.


The Friday Beer Company, Hilltop Farm, the Indian Rasoi, Blueberry Button, Glassware, Just So and Barnards Green Post Office all did a roaring trade throughout the day, and it’s their presence, hard work, and excellent products that does so much to give the Bonanza its unique atmosphere. If your business is based in Malvern and you’d like to take part in next year’s event, please contact Ead or Lyndsey at Malvern Town Council on 01684 566 667.


Malvern Town Council and Cllr Palmer 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 such a success. We very much look forward to welcoming you all to next year’s event.


 For more information please contact Eadwine Brown at Malvern Town Council: 01684 566667 or

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