Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Wormholt 100th birthday party: some more info

Dog fancy dress, bike repairs and sports are among the delights that await you at the centenary event taking place at Wormholt Park this Saturday. The Friends of Wormholt Park have been in touch with more details and they look pretty damned good, considering this is all put together by people in their spare time.

You want competitions? They got:
  • dog fancy dress / most obedient dog / dog that looks most like it’s owner. 
  • Make the best / weirdest looking animal out of vegetables.
  • And for the domestic gods / goddesses among us: bake some cookies or cake and go for the best in show prize
Got a bike?
    Bikeworks’ Bike Dr will be at the fair with a free repair service and cycle training between 2pm and 5pm, so bring your bikes along.

    Feeling sporty?

    There will be the chance to join in some sports: handball, ultimate Frisbee, Futsal, climbing wall and archery.

    Interested in history?

    They're also looking for old photos of the park or local area for history archives.

    Fancy a bit of music?

    They will have the following amazing line up on the day:
    • West London Community Choir
    • CSI Steel Band
    • A jazz duo (I'm not sure what they're called but they're members of the Friends group)
    • Susan Black (Edith Piaf impersonator)
    • Kitsch in Sync (another local choir)
    • And an Olde Cockney sing-along with Pearly King & Queen of Bow Bells & City of London
    The special guest for the day will be a local lady, Peggy Aslett, who was born in 1911, the same year as the park opened.

    There will be two raffles - one with a range of prizes and the other a special raffle to win a pair of 'W12 Club' Hospitality Tickets (worth £450) for the QPR v Aston Villa match on Sunday 25 September

    If you're interested in the Friends group - they currently have 171 members. There is an elected committee of seven. They've been going since April this year and their aims are to:
    • secure a permanent resource/area for the Friends Group within the park
    • increase the biodiversity of nature and wildlife within the park
    • become a strong body for good within the Wormholt area
    • improve the opinion of the park by local residents
    • see greater use of the park by local residents
    • minimise behaviour disrespectful to the park
    • increase the love and usage of the park.
    You'll find more info on their website

    If that doesn't get you along then, seriously, there is something wrong. It's when I see people quietly putting this sort of effort in to the local area, completely without recognition or thanks, that I realise what is so great about the Bush. Come along and see if you can be persuaded too.

    1 comment:

    1. Wow- this sounds amazing! And Chris, your right...we shall all attend just to doff our caps to the organisation and community spirit...never mind the fun. Now not sure to take the kids, the bikes, the sports trainer or the dog!