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Mortimer Fun Day
Saturday July 2nd
11am to 5:30pm
Fairground, Mortimer Common
This year will be the 7th Mortimer Fun Day and as always we have only one aim and that is to offer an affordable exciting, fun-filled day out for all the family.
This year we are excited to present for the first time, The 3SIXTY BICYCLE STUNT TEAM – with spectacular World Record Breaking stunt riders, this adrenaline fuelled show combines trials displays with BMX jump box and flatland, the ultimate display of skills and thrills.
We are delighted to welcome back the Reading Pipes & Drums to our main arena, if you've seen them before then you will know this is a spectacle not to be missed.
Come along and be treated to a day of entertainment and activities, including:
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES!!!
Treasure Island Kids Zone,
Exciting arena events,
Inflatables, Fair Rides, Activities, Games, Classic Cars,
Market Row Marquee with Arts and Crafts and Artisan Foods,
Tonnes of local community groups, clubs and charities
Burgers, Sausages, Hog Roast, Indian Speciality Dishes,
And of course, the now FAMOUS Laney & Dick’s Pub, open all day!
Entrance is FREE
The Fun Day takes place at the Mortimer Fairground, located at RG7 3RA
Parking is free and is from Hammonds Heath, MAP.
A few outside stalls still available
Contact Julie Carter
01189 332265 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are recruiting for all sorts of jobs and roles, to make the fun day enjoyable for all. We are looking for:
Raffle Ticket Sellers
Helpers to Set up and Set down
Pirate Zone Helpers
Refreshment Tent Helpers
If you can spare a few hours or more, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Contact email@example.com
live music - nothing better
We would like to thank MVP for giving South Berks Concert Band the opportunity to be affiliate of the month. An exciting year for us as we celebrate 40 years of bringing live music to the community.
I’m sure by the time you read this you will have seen and heard the band at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration event, so you will have an idea of the various types of music we play and of the different musical instruments we use to create the sounds.
If you would like to “get up close and personal” and actually have a go playing an instrument then come and join us on our stand at the fun day on the 2nd July where you will be welcomed by one of team who will help you to “make some noise” on one or more of the many instruments that will be available for you to try.
The following day, Sunday 3rd July, we will be holding our “Community Celebrations” picnic-style concert in the marquee on the Fairground at 4.00pm. The aim is to bring your family and friends together, for you to relax, enjoy your picnic and give you an opportunity to experience a festival of music. As well as another varied program, we will be performing, for the very first time, a piece written by Philip Sparke especially for us in celebration of our 40th anniversary. Called “Highdays and Holidays: The Mortimer Revel”, it was inspired by the high jinx celebrations in Mortimer during the 18th century – intrigued? – do you know more? We would love to hear from any of you who can shed more light on this story. There will again be a rousing finale to the concert where we will be joined by The Hurst Singers, and we expect much audience participation with plenty of “Last night of the Proms” style singing and flag waving.
Tickets are available from Dads Shop or South Berks Concert Band Box Office, Tel: 07775 988798. Only £5 [£7 on the door] per adult, and free for children under 16 when accompanied by a paying adult).
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It is with delight that we can report that Mortimer managed to raise £1409 this year from door-to-door donations during Christian Aid Week, and proceeds from a bacon buttie, bric-a-brac, cake and tabletop sale held at Mortimer Methodist Church on the 7th May. For more details please click here
Your commitment and generosity during Christian Aid Week are truly transforming the lives of people in need. Thank you.
Walking for Health
Mortimer walks organised by West Berkshire Council take place every Tuesday and start from the community centre car park. There are always two walks – at 10:00 a regular walk of around 3.5 miles that lasts about 1hr 30 mins; and at 09:45 a longer, faster, version of around 5.25 miles that lasts from 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs (we always all meet together back at the Horse & Groom at around 11:30 to 11:45 for coffee). All are welcome – new walkers please simply make yourself known to one of the walk leaders. More details can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/wfh.
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