Saturday 27th September 2014 - Hot Air Balloon 'Night Glow'
When: from 7.30pm - Glow starts at 8pm
How much: £2 for adults, £1 for under 16 to Meadows Makeover
PLEASE NOTE: This is a weather dependent event!
Really exciting news! We can't have a balloon fiesta anymore without a major sponsor as the insurance and other expenses are prohibitive - BUT one of the best things about the Fiesta, apart from the flying, was the Balloon Night Glow.
A huge thank you to Exclusive Ballooning (the world leader in Aerial Marketing) and their pilots who are giving their time, amazing balloons and equipment to support the Meadows Makeover.
Have a look at some of the photographs on the Exclusive Ballooning Facebook page to see what they do!
Balloons will inflate from around 7.30 with the glow lasting 20 minutes or so, starting at 8pm.
Profits for the Meadows Makeover Group. More info as it becomes available but get it in your diaries as it is not to be missed!!
We would though like to add a couple of important points:
Carnival Week - 12-19th July
We've just finished an incredibly successful Carnival Week, blessed with amazing weather and a series of fantastic events across the 8 days. The week culminated in the Carnival Parade through the town on the evening of Saturday 19th July - and the street collection during the parade raised £2291, which was up by 5% on last year, so a massive thank you to everyone!
Lion Graeme Ugle puts together short films of all our main events and here is his video of the Carnival 2014.
Also during the Carnival week, we were delighted to welcome Emma Barton, who plays Honey Mitchell in BBC1's Eastenders, to our Fun Day in the Meadows, where she crowned our 2014 Carnival Princess Emilia Barrett and her attendants Kina Massey and Ella Baker (see below).
Once we know the final total raised across all the events of the week, we'll be updating this page and our Facebook page, so keep a lookout!
We had a brilliant Murder Mystery Evening at the Terrace Restaurant, Pym Street, Tavistock on Saturday featuring the Tavonians with its production of “Weddings can be Murder!”. We raised approximately £650 for Meningitis Now - a great result!
The Trees of Light
Here is a photograph of the Charities receiving their cheques from Lion President Pat Macauley - the final total for donations for Trees of Light was £5,187, The Club then topped this up to £5,400 - so each charity received £1800. Charities supported were local branches of the Chestnut Appeal, Motor Neurone Disease and the Tavistock Chemotherapy and Triangle Centre.
There will be another payment of around £200 when we receive gift aid. So £2000 for each Charity is a great result and we know how much it meant to be able to remember loved ones especially at Christmas.....
You will find more information if you follow the link in the side bar to 'Christmas Trees of Light'
We had a brilliant talk fron Ian Bertie on SARDA - Search and Rescue Dogs Association
Here is a link to his presentation. It can take a while to load!
Support for Raleigh International
Pippa Tigwell went to India with a little support from the Lions - see what amazing things she helped to achieve at
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