The Big Gig Family Fun Day

 
‘Big Gig’ Family Fun Day – a huge success!
Hundreds of people enjoyed an afternoon of music, dance, craft and cookery on a sweltering Saturday in July, at a fundraising event held at Akamba Garden Centre.
As the temperature soared to 30 degrees, celebrity chef and ACEF Patron Rustie Lee treated visitors to live cookery demonstrations. Her enthusiasm injected laughter into the crowd.
Children were especially well catered for as they had the chance to make instruments from recycled materials, create their own jewellery,carry out a safari hunt and do much more. Kids and adults alike could also try their hand at drumming with Birry and his wonderful drumming troupe.
An impressive line up of musicians from every genre entertained the crowds on stage and we would especially like to thank performers from Windsor High School and Sixth Form and South Bromsgrove High School who sent along a wonderful range of talented young artisits. Special thanks also to Julia Bentley, Amber Hughes, Lorna Doone and Mr SoulMan himself for some wonderful solo performances.
Many people donated generously and almost £2000 was raised. If you would still like to donate you can do so by texting ACEF29£  then the amount you wish to donate, to 70070 so a £5 donation would be  ACEF29£5.
More than 50 volunteers gave up their time to make sure the afternoon was a resounding success and we would like to make a heartfelt “Asante Sana” – “Thank you” to them all!
ACEF trustee Liz Formby said: “I’m overwhelmed by the support we received and would like to thank everyone involved. “This event celebrated a huge community spirit and desire to help the 900 plus children at Brainhouse Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. It was a powerful experience to see our youngest visitors drumming away and our talented artisits volunteering their time and talents to raise money and importantly awareness of our cause. A big thank you to everyone!”

 

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