Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Message from the Friends of Longford Park - Centenary Weekend Volunteers Needed! 12-13th May. Can you help?

We are really looking forward to the Longford Park Centenary Weekend but we do need more volunteers to help out! Can you help?

Saturday 12th May will be a 1912 Festival Day (1 – 9pm), when we encourage people to dress in Edwardian/ Downtown Abbey costumes!  There will be two performance stages with music, dance and song, which reflect the era. There will be craft workshops for kids and a variety of stalls for people to browse and buy.

Sunday 13th (1 – 5pm) on we will celebrate the Today’s Park, as it is now.  There will be a variety of different music styles from Cajun to Gospel, as well as a whole stage devoted to local young bands. People will also be able to get coaching in numerous sports such as football (under and over 7s), golf, tennis and basketball throughout the afternoon.

To ensure all this runs as smoothly and safely, we require volunteers who will provide stewarding across the two days.

Volunteer tasks will encompass setting up, sorting programmes and allowing access to the park, directing stallholders, artists and other visitors where necessary.  Stewards will be the first point of contact with members of the public coming to join in the fun. Stewards will hand out programmes and calendars for a small donation. During the event Stewards will be expected to watch over the event and assist members of the public, where necessary.

ECO Friendly (Green) Volunteers will also be required to ensure the park stays as litter free as possible and will help with recycling paper, cans, plastics and bottles.

Volunteers will be required throughout the day so any amount of time people can spare would be welcome. Although, we would be expecting volunteers to offer at least 3 hours of their valuable time...

Saturday :            12 noon – 3pm / 3pm - 6pm / 6pm – 9pm
Sunday:                12 noon – 3pm / 3pm – 6pm

The Coordinating Steward will fully brief you on the day and support you throughout the event on everything you need to do. We will provide refreshment to keep you going.

Please register your interest by visiting or contact Mark on 07528130349 or email

We hope that the Longford Park Centenary will be a really enjoyable event for the whole community, if you need any further information, then please email

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