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2018 Gala Day: Saturday 9th June

Cuddington and Sandiway Gala

 

 

The date was set for the 2018 festivities: Saturday 9th June 2018.  The theme this year has been ‘Cinema’.

2018 Gala Day

The sun shone on our 2018 ‘Cinema’ themed gala and drew out a huge crowd, in fact the highest attendance seen on gala day in its eight years. Unfortunately this caused the beer tent to run dry! However there was plenty of non alcoholic refreshment to be had and no reason for anyone to go thirsty or hungry.

In the arena people were treated to a performance of exuberant dancing by the kids from Impulse Dancers. Of course there were also the proud members of our Royal Pageant resplendent in their fabulous dresses and accompanied by visiting royalty from Northwich and Middlewich. Our very own’ Elvis’ wowed the crowd with his tribute act and the biggest choir ever to grace our stage from our 2 primary schools (in fact they didn’t even fit on the stage) put heart and soul into a rousing performance. Away from the arena it was all action with young and old alike trying to brush up on their circus skills and small goats being taken for a walk on leads. There were all the perennial favourites in the form of archery, miniature train rides, a shooting gallery and many stalls run by local charities offering fun activities to raise funds for their causes.

All in all it was a gala to remember.

2018 Royalty Selection:

Evie’s attendants from the left: Fairy Queen - Amy Spruce, 6. Rosebud - Freya Whittaker, 5. Empress - Isla Hubert Powell, 6. Princess - Millie Hubert Powell, 4.

These five young ladies were looking forward to June 9th when they participated in the Gala Royalty Pageant at our 2018 gala. They attended the Selection event at the village hall where they were given their titles ready for the big day.

Evie Whittaker, age 7, was chosen as our 2018 Community Queen. Evie attends Sandiway Primary School where her favourite subject is English. Her favourite hobby is rollerblading and she also enjoys gymnastics. She fundraised for the Joshua Tree.

Isla Hubert Powell is our Empress. She is 6 years old and goes to Cuddington Primary School where she enjoys being with her friends. She also enjoys story writing and art and jumping on her trampoline. She raised money to Save Whales.

2018 Citizenship Awards:

The members of the Royal Pageant were not be the only ones to take the stage with pride on Gala Day. There was also an adult Citizen of the Year and a Junior one. They were elected by you, the residents of the village.

Our 2018 Citizen of the Year is Ken Nixon
Ken has been a member of Cuddington parish council for 45 years and this has made him an invaluable source of local knowledge and history which has greatly assisted the council. Ken is passionate about local issues and is committed to doing his best for his constituents. He has been involved in many projects in the village including the Multi Use Games Area and the Weaverham Road football field. He has supported residents views regarding new development within the village and on several occasions has been our spokesman at Planning meetings. Ken is well known for his ‘hands on’ response to helping residents, including giving lifts to hospital appointments. He has also served on the Governing Body of Cuddington Primary School and involved himself with many other organisations.

Our Junior Citizen of the year for 2018 is Amy Vaughan
Amy is very active in village life. She has been named as Most Promising Junior Member of Sandiway Pantomime Group and is very supportive and encouraging with new children joining the group. She is also a regular helper at Beavers. She is caring and thoughtful and loves to find ways of occupying her siblings and entertaining her grandparents by staging little performances for them. She has also helped with fundraising for Macmillan at a previous gala and she is involved in many after school activities.

2018 Scarecrow Competition:

The theme for this year's competition was "CINEMA". 

Scarecrow Winners:

Households

 

Businesses

 

Voluntary Organisations

 

 

Gala Day AGM, Tuesday 10th October 2017:

Press here for Minutes of the AGM

Cuddington and Sandiway Gala – Chairperson Vacancy:

Lee Jones has led the Gala committee since 2012, but stood down in 2017 after 5 years of sterling work. Would you like the opportunity to learn a few new skills while organising a much-loved village event, and to work with the hard working Gala Team to deliver the next Gala? If so, then the role of Gala Team Chair is for you! The Team is made-up of an Honorary Treasurer and representatives from the school PTAs and several village organisations, and meet once per month in Cuddington & Sandiway Village Hall. If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details.

Special Guests & Awards

Gala Year

Theme

Opening Guest

Gala Queen

Gala Princess

Citizenship Award

Junior

Citizenship

Best Stall Award

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

-

-

-

-

 

???

2011

???

Rev. John Hughes

Shannon Steele

Natasha Jones

Michael Harwood

 

St. John’s Church

2012

The Olympics

Shirley Strong & Andrew Carter

Natasha Jones

Nadia Jones

Dr. Peter Chivers

 

St. John’s Church

2013

Showtimes

Cllr. Charles Fifield

Charlotte McDonald

Keira Coppeck

Linda Smith

 

Cuddington Primary School PTA

2014

Children’s Stories

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Emma Lea Bennett

Bethany Hulm

Thelma Mannington

 

Sandiway Primary School PTA

2015

Animals

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Hannah McDonald

Hannah Rich

Val Godfrey

 

Sandiway Pantomime Group

2016

Olympic Carnival

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Nadia Jones

Isobel Ridley

Elaine Beech

 

The Neuro Muscular Centre

2017

Superheroes & Princesses

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Layla Parks-Smith

Penelope Eaton

Ruth Taylor

Beau Rachel Griffin

Cuddington & Sandiway Primary Schools

2018

Cinema

 -

Evie Whittaker

Millie Hubert-Powell

Ken Nixon

Amy Vaughan

Sandiway Pantomime Group

In 2017, the "Dr Peter Chivers Award for Junior Citizen of the Year" was introduced.

Scarecrow Competition Winners

Gala Year

Theme

Household 1st

Household 2nd

Organisation 1st

Organisation 2nd

Voluntary 1st

Voluntary 2nd

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011

???

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012

The Olympics

The Hough family

Javelin thrower

The Morris family

Judo combatants

Hollybank Vet Surg

Relay runners

Network Nurseries

Archer

-

-

2013

Showtimes

The Purkiss family

Peter Pan

The Liddle family

Captain Jack Sparrow

Sandiway Methodist Church

Fiddler on the roof

St. John’s Church

Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat

-

-

2014

Children’s Stories

The Liddle family

Winnie the Witch

Brotherton family

The Gruffalo

Sandiway Lodge

Long John Silver

Four Paws

Spot the Dog

-

-

2015

Animals

The Cole family
A shark

Brotherton family
Two penguins

Sandiway Library
An owl

Four Paws
Mr. Mole

-

-

2016

Olympic Carnival

Kershaw family
Sync. Swimmers

Griffin family
Gymnast on bars

Hollybank Vet Surg
Rio All-Star

Pettypool Trust
Rio Carnival Queen

The MCSME
Horseman

The Youth Club
Carnival Queen

2017

Superheroes & Princesses

Brotherton family
The Hulk

Powell family
Doctors and Nurses

Four Paws
The Hulk

Cuddington Boarding Cattery
Princess Aurora

The MCSME
George and the Dragon

St John's Church
Miracle of feeding the 5,000

2018

Cinema

Smith Family
Singing in the Rain

Brotherton Family
Finding Nemo

Hollybank Vet Surg
Lady and Tramp

Petty Pool Trust
Pinocchio

Methodist Church
Cameraman

The MCSME
Who Killed Roger Rabbit

(We would be grateful to receive any information which might 'fill in the blanks' in these tables!)