Can you help us this year?

Beeston Festival is a great day. As every year, the sun will shine, and thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds will gather in the park for music, food, entertainment, sport, and… linked to the Rio Olympics in August, this year’s festival theme is CARNIVAL. As well as a load of all-age carnival-themed activities, a major new feature for this year will be a street procession between 11am-12pm, which will arrive in the park to mark the start of the festival.

And we need YOU, or folk you know please: Beeston Festival can’t run without volunteers. Any chance you could help out on the day, or beforehand (eg postering, baking, cooking, etc – see below)? Or encourage folk you know to do so?

You’ll meet lots of lovely people, you might learn new stuff, it’s a laugh, and you’ll be making a real difference in the life of our community.

The festival runs between 12-5pm, but we need people anytime between 8am and 7pm. Roles include: set-up; chaperoning VIPs; stewarding, especially the street procession between 11am-12pm; ‘waste management’ (!); helping to run the kids and sports zones; staffing stalls, food stands, etc; child safety provision; judging the ‘best dressed stall’; running the BBQ; clearing down at the end; and more.

If you’re coming to run a stall, why not consider helping briefly with set-up or clear-down? And/or if you can’t help out on the day (or if you’re just really keen!), you might also want to: bake cakes, create samosas or snacks, or make jam for us to sell on the day; help promote the event around Beeston in the month beforehand; or help with other bits of event preparation.

Contact our volunteer co-ordinator Ed Carlisle at edcleeds@gmail.com for more info or to get involved. Please say what time you’re available, and if there are particular roles you’d like to do! Massive thanks in advance.

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