Oakengates Carnival: There Are Carnivals And Then There’s Oakengates!

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Good Morning All

Believe it or not I am still trying to get on top of our recent event reviews! I just finish writing up one event and then two more pop along! I shouldn’t complain though and with the good weather we have been experiencing they are perfect opportunities to raise out public awareness and recruit new volunteers. Today’s offering is courtesy of Howard J who attended the Oaknegates Carnival, on our behalf,  exactly a week ago today.

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There are carnivals and then there’s Oakengates Carnival. An event which attracts over 15,000 people, with something for everyone. Pitched beside the central bandstand in the park, Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes were entertained throughout the day by an Irish Band keeping the crowds entertained which surrounding the SSBB stand.

With interest from new potential riders and volunteers, as well as raising valuable funds to maintain our service, Blood Bike riders Howard J, Brian S & Chris P were able to let local people know about the service we provide. Attending the event also resulted in developing new links with local organisations, individuals and groups which have resulted in future ventures together, more about these soon. Thank you to Oakengates Carnival committee who looked after us throughout the day and allowing us to attend a supremely organised event.

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Thank you Howie for the report and to the Carnival Committee for inviting us to this superb event. If you wish to follow Oakengates on social media you can do. They are to be found on Facebook here and Twitter here. A quick look on the FB tells us there is another event taking palace at Oakengates on September 6th, “Oakfest 2014“. Good luck for this event from all at SSBB!

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