Our fabulous Food Festival was a huge success, raising a phenomenal £26,000
On Saturday 9 June in the glorious summer sunshine Green Street Green in Orpington was, once again, the venue for the St Christopher’s Hospice Food Festival and Dog Show. Friends and families came together to support the hospice at the same time as sampling some of the incredible food and drink on offer. From burritos to baguettes and chicken to churros there was something there for everyone.
In addition to being treated to entertainment from both the maypole and lindy hop dancers there were plenty of things to get involved with including bouncy castles, coconut shy, fairground rides, focaccia making classes and a childrens’ fancy dress contest.
As the afternoon continued a whole host of four-legged supporters took centre stage. Dogs of all shapes and sizes vied for the prizes in five closely contested categories including best fancy dress, waggiest tail and the very impressive musical sits. With so many beautiful dogs on show it was a tough decision for head judge and St Christopher’s Joint Chief Executive, Shaun O’Leary to make.
The event raised over £26k for St Christopher’s Hospice who have sites in both Sydenham and Orpington.
Event organiser Jo Mowbray says, “We were so lucky that the weather was good as it made for a wonderful day and great turnout. It was lovely to see so many families out enjoying the sunshine and supporting St Christopher’s. We’re so grateful to everyone who came along, and also to our fabulous volunteers without whom we could not have had such a successful event.”
We are so very grateful to everyone who made this event such a success. With particular thanks to:
Bristol St Motors, Green St Green, for sponsoring the event
Ashmore Vets, for sponsoring the Dog Show
Pet Perfections, for donating the Dog Show prizes
Tailwaggers, for helping out with the Dog Show
Epic Inflatables, for donating 3 inflatables for the day
Porters Produce, Crescent Way, for donating the fruit for the Pimms stall
Walkers, for donating chocolates and cakes
Flour Bed Cakes, for donating a cake as a raffle prize
Poppy Café, Green St Green, for providing breakfast for two as a raffle prize
Sea Bream Fish Bar, Crescent Way, for providing Fish & Chips for two as a raffle prize
Vanity Beauty, Green St Green, for providing a £20 voucher as a raffle prize
Village Barbers, Green St Green, for providing a mens hair cut as a raffle prize
Headmasters, Crescent Way, for providing a £15 voucher as a raffle prize
St Marks Players Club, for providing 2 tickets for their show as a raffle prize
173 (Orpington) Sqn Air Cadets, for their help on the day with setting up clearing down and working at the event
SGN, for providing staff to work on the day at the event and help unload the vans after the event.
Waitrose, Green St Green, for providing staff to run the BBQ on the day
Linda Elliott & Sarah Campbell, for providing plants for our plant stall
The Co-op, Crescent Way, Carlton Parade and Cotmandene Crescent, who organised the bottle tombola and held collection pots in their stores throughout the month of June
All of our wonderful volunteers
Event kindly sponsored by
Dog show sponsored by Ashmore Veterinary Centre
and supported by Pet Perfection and Tailwaggers Dog Groomers