Churchstoke Fun Day Raises over £10,000 for Local Causes
Published 7 Aug 2019 in Community
Local residents helped to raise more than £10,000 for groups across Shropshire during a day of family entertainment at the Churchstoke Fun Day, organised by The Midcounties Co-operative.
More than 6,000 people attended the event, enjoying helicopter rides, a funfair and a host of other activities. Visitors also enjoyed live performances from the Stannage International Stunt Team, who dazzled spectators with breath-taking motorbike tricks and gravity-defying jumps, and a spectacular American wrestling show.
Guests were also invited to learn more about eco-conscious living at the Midcounties’ sustainability tent, which hosted activities including compostable windmill and cotton bag designing classes.
As well as this, eco-campaigner Cal Major, who is The Midcounties Co-operative’s Environmental Ambassador, led a workshop where guests could learn how plastic bottles can be made into eco-bricks that can be used as reusable building blocks. She also delivered talks about the Society’s 1Change campaign, which highlights small everyday changes everyone can make to help protect the planet.
All of the proceeds from the day will be distributed to a variety of local good causes. Since 2015, the Churchstoke Fun Day has raised in excess of £110,000, which has helped more than 400 community groups.
Matt Windridge, Head of Supermarket Operations at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “The Churchstoke Fun Day always brings the local community together, and it was fantastic to see so many people of all different ages enjoying themselves with their friends and family.
“This year’s event was another success, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who came along for helping us to raise so much money for a number of worthy local causes.”
The Churchstoke Fun Day forms part of The Midcounties Co-operative’s Regional Communities strategy, which sees members and colleagues come together to provide impactful and sustainable support for local community groups through volunteering and fundraising initiatives.