Lockleaze supports four events in one day

August 26 2019
Lockleaze supports four events in one day

As many as four different events were held in Lockleaze on Saturday, 27th July.

Firstly Buzz Lockleaze held a pop-up charity shop in aid of the local Barnardo’s store  in Cheswick Village. A total of £131 was raised to support their important work. Maria Perrett, Buzz’s popular Cafe and Shop manager and volunteer at the Barnardo’s store says, “Thank you to everyone who came to support the Barnardos pop up event at Buzz. We had lots of fun-the lucky dip sold out, the games, books and tombola were a real hit too, as there were some fantastic prizes won. The delicious home made cakes were very popular and everyone was delighted with their fabulous bargain buys when they filled a bag with clothing for £3. The total raised was £131!! Well done everyone. We are busy planning the next pre Christmas event which will include gifts and baby wear”.

A Wild Day was held down at the Old Library full of fun activities, games, crafts, displays, walks and food with some birds of prey being the star attraction. Emily Shimell says, “Wow! What a wild day at the Old Library!! Thank you all for joining us! We hope everyone who came down had an awesome day, enjoyed all the fun activities, games, crafts, displays, walks and food, and are feeling more wild than before!

“A HUGE well done and thank you to Severin, Emily, Mathilda, Robert, Reid, Jen and Claire in the Old Library neighbourhood (yup, just normal local people, like you and me!) who volunteered their own time today to organise, set up, shop, create & craft, run, cook, serve, entertain, tidy & clean, so everyone could have a fantastic time! Their non stop running around saw us serve almost double the amount of lunches ever on record for the OL too (today we definitely ran at full capacity, phwoar!!), helping us raise lots of funds for our fantastic community hub.

“Also a huge thank you to Steve England (www.steveengland.co.uk) for his walk on the wild side, clay modelling, soap making and general wild stuff throughout the day, and Paul Golledge with Bird of Prey Discovery (www.birdofpreydiscovery.co.uk) for his awesome bird display throughout the afternoon.

“The Old Library is now closed on Saturdays until September. If you'd like to be part of the awesome team that makes these days and the Old Library a success, please do get in touch!

“Thanks again to everyone who came along”. 

Lockleaze Community Orchard held a “Build your own Scarecrow” event with prizes being awarded for the scariest, the best look-a-like and the best use of recycling.

Lockleaze Community Orchard is situated along Concorde Way cycle path, just off Constable Road. The orchard is maintained by a group of local volunteers who meet on Thursday evenings and the last Saturday of each month. This year they have been working hard to create woodchip paths and a seating area to make the space more accessible for everyone in the community. Amy says, “We are a relaxed group, so if you are looking to get involved in local volunteering then come along to one of our work parties - no experience is necessary and you can stay for as little or long as you like. If you are less physically able to get involved in garden then we also have a team of bakers who provide cake to fuel our volunteers and we are also looking for a treasurer and social media volunteers. Email lockleazecommunityorchard@gmail.comto get 

involved. We can host corporate volunteering days at the orchard during the week, get in touch if your team are looking for a day outdoors helping a local community project”.

You can find out more about their upcoming work parties by joining the Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/lockleazecommunityorchard

Lastly Lockleaze Family Community Club held a charity event in aid of children with brain injuries.There was a bouncy castle there, face-painting, tarot readings and food. This was all on top of the £600 the club raised for Bristol Children’s Hospitals’ Grand Appeal at their Easter funday which was handed over earlier in the month.