The Chiswick Summer Fair
Parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward raise funds for local charities
Our Lady of Grace & St Edward host The Chiswick Summer Fair on Saturday 10th July on Turnham Green.
With just three weeks to go, they need your help.
We can’t accept:
Please do not leave items at the back of the church!
It is now just three weeks until the Summer Fair and the weather and the pace is hotting up! We are gratefully accepting any donations of items to sell at the fair.
Please drop off your items any Sunday from 2pm to 4pm at The Parish Centre.
Alternatively, you could just come along and help us to sort and shift the stuff. Your donations and generosity last year helped the fair raise nearly £20,000 for local charities.
This year’s major beneficiaries will be Acton Homeless Concern, Nazareth House and the Hounslow Extra Club. Monies raised will also go to Hounslow Furniture Project, a local Cystic Fibrosis group, Cedars and the Tommy Hollis Charitable Fund.
Thank you for having estate agent boards!
Calling all cooks and bakers!
Roll out the barrel
Bend it like Beckham
Any team coaches who would like to enter a team, or the parents of any children who are not part of a team but who would like to play.
Have you got the bottle?
Volunteers’ meeting 8 pm Thursday 24th June at The Parish Centre
These are the areas where we especially need your help:
Build up on Friday and Saturday – we need volunteers to help collect tables / chairs / stall items for the bric-a-brac and bring them to the green for setup.
Build up on the Saturday morning – we need 4 pairs of helpers who will help us to erect the 4 marquees that we have borrowed for the day – they are easy to do but just need volunteers to speed up the process (all the bigger marquees are built the night before by the company we hire from). Ideally these would be put up between 8 and 9 am on the Saturday morning to allow us enough time to then set up the tents.
Rubbish management – we need a team of 8 people to volunteer to work on a rota basis collecting the rubbish from each area and placing it in the skip. If you are happy to do a shift then please let us know!
Breakdown after the fair – we need a team of volunteers to help pack everything down and transport it back to its rightful place. The more people that volunteer to help the quicker we will be. If you are happy to help please let us know!
Kids’ corner – we have some great rides booked this year but we need people to help collect the money – we need a team of 9 people that will work on a 2 hour rota to man the 3 feature areas to ensure we raise the most money for the charities
Man and a van - Can you help with moving stuff in your van on the day of the fair?
• Porsche Boxster car for a weekend
Raffle tickets are now available from the parish office. From next weekend onwards we will be setting up tables and selling them outside the church. If you would like to help in this please do get in touch or just turn up outside the church near the end of masses.
We hope that you will take some raffle tickets to sell to your family, friends and colleagues. They are an important source of funds for the fair. We have some great prizes again this year. These are just some them:
1st prize: A Nintendo DSi