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From the Valleys of Mid Wales, the Welsh Axemen bring the skill and strength of Axe Racing…….. What’s that?” I hear you say!   Come along and find out, cheer for your favourite Axe Man (who knew you had one). These guys are pretty nifty with a chainsaw too, but don’t try these things at home!

 The Reading Scottish Pipe Band made such a spectacular debut last year and we just had to get them back.

We have the usual big activities, Zorbs and Bungees but what about driving your own Mini Tank or Combat Archery, when we saw these we just couldn’t resist bringing them to Fun Day.

This year we have added to our Catering partners, so even more great food (but with shorter queues!)…. But best of all come for the day, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the Tea & cakes, Sausages, Hog Roast and visit our own “Pop up Pub”


This year we have a whole set of new pages to help you find out all the things about how to get involved in the Fun Day - whether you want to have a Market Row Stall, be a sponsor, perform in the Arena, bring your Classic Car, Volunteer to help or anything else! To access this whole new section click on the Fun Day Logo to the left!

AND IN THE EVENING....

Affiliate Club of the Month
South Berks Concert Band

You will by now, I’m sure, have seen posters up and tickets on sale in various outlets around your area for our Music for a Family Picnic event on July 5th in the Marquee on Mortimer Fairground.

So who are South Berks Concert Band? We’re a Gold Award-winning 46 piece music group made up of amateur musicians of all ages, mainly from around the Berkshire area, who rehearse together every Friday in Mortimer St. John's CE Infant School. A typical concert band comprises of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments and SBCB are no exception, with Trumpets to Tubas and Clarinets to Bassoons, as well as a vast array of percussion instruments, any of which can be struck or shaken.

It is rare for a large music group to perform in a village and the band is keen to find innovative ways for you and the music lovers in your family to discover the wide range of live sound combinations from so many different instruments playing together. Over the coming months we will be performing at various venues throughout the county, but without doubt our most important and exciting event will be the “Music for a Family Picnic” concert, where we will be performing a number of great pieces of music including War Horse, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, In the Miller Mood, and Les Miserables, and ending with excerpts from the rousing 1812 Overture.

If you would like to know more about the band or indeed the concert, visit our website , or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @SBCBMusic. We will also have a stand at the Mortimer Fun Day so do drop by to see us as we would love to share our passion for music with you.


Christian Aid Collection


We would like to thank everyone in Mortimer who received envelopes through their doors and returned them to the various collectors during Christian Aid Week. Also, a very big thank you to the various collectors who take on the job each year - it can be gruelling and tough work, particularly when it is pouring with rain.  However, this year we were greatly encouraged by raising £1,835, the most collected for several years.  If you did not receive an envelope and would like to contribute next year, or even help to deliver envelopes through doors during Christian Aid week please contact deborah@rhgriffiths.plus.com.  Thank you.  Richard, Val and Deborah


 

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