2014 Balsall Common Festival

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14

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The Balsall Common Festival is the ever-expanding annual event staged ‘By the Community for the Community’.

 

The event – which started life as a fete and Party in the Park as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in 2012 – ¬†aims to generate surplus revenue to put into ¬†community projects.

 

This year’s plans include a wide roster of entertainments, activities, refreshments and shopping, plus Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run:

 

The 2014 event offers:

 

  • Fun Run (Lily Mae Foundation)
  • Live music (marquee and main stage)
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Fete and Market
  • Sports
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Children’s Rides
  • Dog Show (with Mogz and Dogz)
  • Competitions
  • Grand Raffle

Help wanted!

If you feel you have skills to offer, organisers will be happy to hear from you. The team is also looking for sponsorship. For anyone interest in getting involved you are invited to contact event Chairman Craig Burgess in the first instance by emailing:

 

Email: craig.bcfestival@tsunamail.com

 

You can also find event news on Facebook:

 

facebook.com/bc.festival

 

Main Sponsor – John Shepherd Select & Select Lettings

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14

 

Main Advertising Partner – Acorn Printing Ltd

Acorn Printing Ltd
Acorn Printing Ltd

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Main Fun Run Partner – Hollywood Monster

 

 

Fun Run – Event Partners – Unity Group (Carstins)

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Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run in the offing

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Preparations for Balsall Common’s first official Fun Run – which forms part of the Balsall Common Festival celebrations in September – are well underway and organisers are gearing up for official announcements to be made very soon.

 

The Fun Run will take place on Saturday 20th September, with a start/finish line at Heart of England School, and is currently set to allow runners 5k or 10k options.

 

Festival Chairman Craig Burgess explains:

 

“We’re delighted to have the support of Balsall Common based charity The Lily Mae Foundation, who are leading the effort to stage the run. The Fun Run for older participants gets underway at midday at the Heart of England School, while mini-Fun Runs for younger children will take place at our main Festival site at The Lant on Meeting House Lane from around 3pm.”

 

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The Lily Mae Foundation have put in an enormous amount of work behind the scenes to mke our first ever Balsall Common Fun Run a reality and deserve an enormous amount of credit. As a team we’re all really excited about bringing something new to the village.”

 

Unity Coventry - Fun Run Event Partner
Unity Coventry – Fun Run Event Partner

Event organisers are keen to point out this year’s undertaking would be impossible without the advanced backing of community-minded business owners. Major backers for the Fun Run include Unity Coventry (formerly Carstins) and Main Fun Run sponsor Hollywood Monster.

 

The main Festival – also being held on Saturday 20th Septembers – has won major backing from Main Sponsor John Shepherd Select & Select Lettings, Advertising Partners Acorn Printing Ltd and official Entertainments and Event Partners Nailcote Hall.

“Thanks to the backing of these major sponsors and more, with more hopefully to come, we can plan to make this yea’rs bigger and better than ever before. We’re well on our way to achieving this already, but are still keen to find more help.”

 

Details of how to enter the Fun Run will be announced soon.

 

Anyone looking to help with Fun Run and Festival activities or help with sponsorship is encouraged to contact Festival Chairman Craig Burgess in the first instance to learn more:

 

Email: craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com <=== remove spaces to send email

 

Keep coming back to BalsallCom.Com for regular Festival and Fun Run event updates.