#Stuff4Steph Funday – Great Success!


Our #Stuff4Steph Funday on Saturday 6th July 2019 was a huge success.

We estimate that close to £2,000 was raised by stalls and sales, for the good causes and the Charity organisations that were on site and part of the #Stuff4Steph Funday.More than that, People did have fun and the Public enjoyed the day immensely. I want to thank everyone involved in the events organisation. Especially Gemma Balinger, James Clarke, all the Volunteers from the Hub at Ashmore Park including Irene, Angela, Viv and Derek,Sue and Julieanne. Plus many more, and there was more than a few! who made the event happen.

The Ashmore Park Shop Keepers and Business owners all joined to give the event their approval. All of us coming together created a rather good day of fun for the community!

This notice is however designed to inform you that I thought that all those individuals that played a part in #Stuff4Steph were magnificent. Those community members that came and set up stalls, and tables, encouraged the public to attend also did a remarkable job. I want to thank you each and every one of you for that!

The day was a fab day regardless of the weather.

Niel Jackson on the microphone Presenting the show was amazing. He got around to all the shops, played great music, and held the Funday together magnificently. Thank you Niel!

We built this very much as a Funday and a #ShopLocal day as we are keen to see the Shopping Parade trading well. The increased footfall that the event created, would and will have done the traders a lot of good, as will the hard work of the Wednesfield in Bloom campaign that culminated in the Judges Inspection the day before (Friday 5th July) I am sure of that. The whole day would have been a flop if our community had stayed at home. They didn’t and I want to thank everyone of you who came – for turning up and coming to have some fun!

The final part of the announcement today, I want to thank Mayor Claire Darke and her Consort Paul Darke for attending the event. Councillors Mary Bateman and Cllr Rita Potter for a whole week of hard work! We the organisers all of us – enjoyed it so much, That I am applying for permissions to go through it all over again in 2020! How about that then…..Watch this space.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more