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The Axemen came and conquered!

In the words of a small boy leaving Treasure Island Kids Zone, “Mum, this is the best day in the whole of my life”. On that measure alone this year's Fun Day was a resounding success. The headliners…the Axemen were great and again the spectacle of the Pipes and Drums was awesome…but around 6000 of you were there, so you will know all of that.

What you may not know is who the Fun Day team were who have spent more than 6 months planning this event. I would like to give mention and my thanks to the key team:

Elaine Gibbs for the best Pop-up pub in history, Gill & Dave Butler for outstanding arena schedule. Lynn Hannawin who brought us Treasure Island for the small children and Bev French for making sure there was enough tea and cake for the parents.

Richard Cairns, Chris Morsley, Dave Kilshaw, John Bull and Pete Blagden who managed the planning, layout, logistics, sanitation and all the behind the scenes work that includes pick ups, put ups and set ups!

A big thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets, this is a major contributor to our being able to finance the day and again Helen Udale-Clarke did a great job in getting prizes and arranging the ticket selling. Rachel James looked after the Tombola and gathered prizes from far and wide. Ali Richardson for everything money, budgets and insurances and Paul Mortimer who looked after all the PA systems across the site.

Rebecca Barker made it all possible through the support from sponsors and publicity and Julie Carter took care of the biggest market row ever with 95 stalls!

Carl Whistler managed the Big “Rides” and Danusia Morsley looked after Information Point and as always is my “backstop” to help me remember things. Last and by no means least Natasha O’Brian and Julia Meadows who took charge of corralling more than 120 volunteers working over 3 days.

Of course behind all of these people was a team of people helping and of course a number of local organisations including our friends at TiM and the local Scout Groups who help on the day and loan us equipment.

Lastly a big thank you, to You, the residents of Mortimer and surrounding villages, for coming and enjoying the fun and making July 4th 2015, one little boy’s “Best day in the whole of his life”.

Doug Overett

2015 Fun Day Project Manager

If you were there and took some good photos, send them in to  or post them on the MVP FB page. 

Raffle winners: 

1 BBQ donated by Reading Calor Gas

Name: Dominic
Ticket No. 2214


Water skiing lesson for 2 people, donated by Hi5

Name: Maggie
Ticket No. 4573


Pamper Hamper #1
Hair by Elizabeth Kempson
Makeover photography shoot by Digifocus
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Strong
Ticket No. 6256


Pamper Hamper #2
Beauty treatment by Beautiful Escape
Shellac manicure by Liz Rabasse
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Mr Fisher
Ticket No. 0344


Family Fun Hamper #1
Face painting by Jingle Jellies
Tickets to Beale Park
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Wignan
Ticket No. 2450


Family Fun Hamper #2
Family ticket for The Look Out
Vouchers for Coral Reef
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Strong
Ticket No. 5180


Life style hamper #1
Ice skating tickets from John Nike Leisure Sports
1 month’s free membership at Willink Leisure Centre
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Sue Perry
Ticket No. 6265


Food Lovers Hamper
A meal for two (plus bottle of wine) at The Elm Tree
Warings Bakery voucher
+ other food and drink related items incl. those donated by the market stall holders

Name: Dave Simpson
Ticket No. 4260


Life style Hamper #2
Family ticket for Wellington Country Park
Donutting session at Alpine Snowsports
+ other private donations and donations from the market stall holders

Name: Nicole James
Ticket No. 1367

10 Marvellous Festival Tickets 2015 at Wellington Country Park 

Name: Tim Proctor
Ticket No. 1003

11 Family river cruise with Thames Rivercruises

Name: Emma Casement
Ticket No. 5171

12 Flower arrangement by Scentsations + Bottle of champagne

Name: Sandra
Ticket No. 1912


Planted pot by Thrive
+ plants donated from the market stall holders

Name: Mrs Drake
Ticket No. 0113

14 Kids’ Fun Hamper donated by Morrisons

Name: Trudie S
Ticket No. 4625

15 Collection of DVDs

Name: Belinda
Ticket No. 2434

16 Cheesecake donated by one of the market stall holders

Name: Irene Finlayson
Ticket No. 2467

17 Pear Tree Kitchen hamper

Name: Ali Bagashaw
Ticket No. 3785

18 Doggie Treats Hamper

Name: Chris Wingfield
Ticket No. 2297

19 Original painting by Richard Price Art

Name: Cheryll Warner
Ticket No. 6413

Spratleys's lucky programme winner: A.Haines
Lost property can be claimed by phoning 9332577 - we have various sun hats, sunglasses, one purse and sundry other small items

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