Three new fundraising events are planned for Newport Pagnell, later in the year. They are being organised by the Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions Club. Last year the Club, with only 15 members, raised £17,000 for charities. Locally, contributions were made to individual causes as well as to the Newport Pagnell Lights Committee, The Royal British Legion Club and the Chartwell Road Community.
The new events are going to be held in the light and spacious hall of the United Reform Church in the High Street.
Each event is going to be a “little bit different” say the organisers.
“There will be no entry fee to the public”, says organiser and Lions member, Geoffrey O’Brien. “That may seem unusual but these are new events and we would welcome all the family to attend. The expertise and experience of Lions Club Members over the years in organising means that we are confident of a good mix of exhibitors at these shows. We look forward to making new “Friends” and perhaps, new members”.
“The important thing is to attract visitors to the town. To show off what is happening in Newport Pagnell. The High Street is buzzing. Empty and closed shop fronts are a thing of the past but businesses do need customers and this is one way of saying “come on down”!
There is so much going on in the town, with the Carnival at the beginning of July, The ever popular Muster in September and of course, the Christmas Lights in December.
The first of the new events will be held on 20th July, and will be, rather quirky perhaps, a gifts, goodies and Craft fair. Featuring local crafts folk and others cramming the hall with something a little different.
In October, on the 12th, an Autumnal Food Fair. Sampling and tastings from local growers and producers. Chutneys and Jams, Beers and Wine, Chocolates (definitely) and local growers produce.
The last event, on 14th December, as the year draws to a close is self explanatory. A “last minute Christmas Fair”. While it is too early to give too much away, the early word is that he will be there! Oh yes.