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2019 Gala Day: Saturday 8th June

Cuddington and Sandiway Gala

 

 

2019 Gala Day

The 2019 Gala Day festivities took place, in rather damp conditions, on Saturday 8th June 2019 and the theme this year has been ‘Storybook Animals’.  

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2019 Scarecrow Competition:

We again held our Scarecrow competition this year.  A fun activity to do with the kids, the scarecrows attract a lot of attention with many people following the Scarecrow Trail round the village - this Trail has been published in the "Newsroom" on this website.

If you would like to see some of the entries (and all of the winners), you can PRESS HERE to get some idea of the creativity which is alive and well in the village.

Our 2019 Citizenship Awards:

Each year we present two Citizenship shields at the Gala:
One is for an adult who has ‘demonstrated outstanding commitment to, support of and/or delivery of a service to the Cuddington and Sandiway community’, and
the other is a junior award for a young person under 18 who has done ‘something really special’.

These accolades are awarded by you, the residents of our village.  The winners of these prestigious awards this year are:

     Citizenship Award   - Gerry and Margaret Card

Margaret and Gerry are the true definition of community volunteers. They work day in, and day out, to ensure that the Village Hall and Playing Fields are maintained to the highest standard. They have been volunteers for 3 decades and Margaret is the current chairman of the Playing Fields Association. They were both members of a group of people who refused to give up on the idea of getting the village a new hall, a determination which paid off and which we all benefit from today. They have been actively involved in putting on events such as Rural Arts Performances and the monthly Tea and Cake afternoons. They have now decided to retire and deserve our thanks for all that they have done for the village.

     Junior Citizenship   - Tilly Rees

Tilly had been learning about the environment at school and with her class she had discussed ways of making our village a better place. When she later went on a dog walk to the quarry she was shocked at the amount of litter there so one weekend she took it upon herself to collect all the rubbish she could find there. Tilly and her dad filled 2 bin bags with rubbish.

 

2019 Royalty Selection:

The Selection has taken place for the Royal Pageant at the 2019 Cuddington & Sandiway Gala.

Our new Queen is Scarlett Joice. Scarlett is 6 years old and attends Sandiway Primary School where her favourite subject is Art. When not at school she enjoys ballet, street dance, and roller disco. She also likes swimming. Scarlett has been raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society because her granddad has MS. She was accompanied on the day by our Princess, Beatrice Macleod, aged 5, along with Empress, Alexa Rose Astles who is 6, Rosebud, Freya Macleod, 5 and Fairy Queen, Amara Grace Astles, 2.  With them was Prince Douglas Proctor, age 3

 

2018 Gala Day: PRESS HERE to see pictures and report

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

2019

Storybook Animals

Councillor
Gillian
Edwards

Scarlett Joice

Beatrice Macleod

Gerry & Margaret Card

Tilly Rees

Cuddington & Sandiway Tennis Club

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

2019

Storybook Animals

Shirley & Jacqui
Dumbo

Smith Family
Aslan

Hollybank Vet Surg
The Lorax

The MCSME
Rupert Bear

Sandiway Lodge
Winnie the Pooh

St John's Church
Very Hungry Caterpillar

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