his Saturday there's another step in our Countdown to Christmas. Get ready for a beautifully festive, fundraising spectacluar at the Rivermead Centre from 4-7pm. I'll be there with Twisty Man with as many Christmas tunes we can squeeze in. I met the organising team yesterday so it's probably best if I hand over the rest of the blog to Kat...
We had a really fantastic meeting this evening with our traders, Santa, Councillors and the Charities. We're really looking forward to seeing you all Saturday, it's going to be amazing! We're so excited! There will be so much going on, don't forget it's cash on the night, bring a bag to take home something from our raffle and stalls, and wrap up warm! Here's a quick reminder of what's going on:
4pm - Bassaleg Comprehensive Choir and Band
5pm - Rogerstone Primary School Choir
5:50pm - Best Dressed Festive Dog Competition (£1 entry)
6:15pm - Carols with the Rogerstone Brass Band and City of Newport Male Voice Choir
Also joining us are Newport City Radio, Tiny Rebel, Coast Road Christmas Trees & Wreaths, BMW, Tesco Christingles, Children's Biscuit Decorating, WHAT Tree lighting, Rogerstone Scout Post, Gwent Photographic Society, Santa's Grotto by RJ Plumbing & Heating, Bottle Stall, Unique Therapies, Sweet Treats, Cupcakes by Amanda, WI, Kevin Fox Fox in the Wood Crafts, IZone, St Johns Ambulance, Police Vehicles, Wandering Food Crepe Stall, CC Catering Hot Food Van, Emily Rose Gifts and Homewares, Home made Christmas Decorations by Kate and Connie and Jo, Usk New Start Cat Rescue, Owl Sanctuary, Asbestos Awareness and our two amazing charities Velindre and The British Heart Foundation and last but not least, Lucy and Nel, our two Donkeys!
We have 100 bottles to win on our bottle stall (£1 for 3 goes), from a crate of Stella Artois to lots of prosecco, champagne, soft drinks and cider plus over 30 amazing raffle prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets can be purchased now or on the night for £1 each.
Gates open at 4pm and the event closes at 7pm, so please call in and see us! We would be really grateful if you could respect our closest neighbours for parking and walk where possible. No groups of children permitted without an accompanied responsible adult and ID may be required for proof of age when purchasing alcohol. We only have room for up to 499 people so get there early to avoid disappointment!
Trees are £8 per foot, entry for Santa's Grotto is £1 and children's activities are from 50p. We also have hot food from £2.
HUGE thanks to all the businesses involved and donating to our event, we couldn't have done it without you!
Fine words from Kat. Twisty Man and I will see you on Saturday from 4pm.