Beeston Festival held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21 January, reflecting on another successful event in 2022 and looking ahead to 2023.
The Annual Report, which is now available to read and download on the festival website at beestonfestival.org.uk, details how the organising committee plan their work and reflected on the various attractions at the event including live animals, children’s activities, dance and music performances, stalls, food, sport and the fun fair.
The 51 volunteers (not including the committee) who put in 240 hours work on the day were thanked. The festival couldn’t happen without them.
The accounts show that the committee spent almost £30,000 staging the festival, but raised slightly more than that from grants, sponsorship, stall bookings and the fun fair. The surplus will go into the festival’s reserves to ensure that if costs rise and/or fundraising is less successful, the festival will still go on.
Councillors on the Inner South Community Committe, National Lottery Awards For All, White Rose Office Park, DePuy Synthes and Building Blocks nursery were all thanked for their generous support.
A new committee was elected with Cllr Annie Maloney and Shaf Choudhary joining replacing Lindsey Pearson and Hannah Ward who were thanked for their hard work. Angela Gabriel, Mark Day and Hannah Marshall we re-elected as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Angela Gabriel commented:
“2022 was a great success, but we can’t rest on our laurels and there is a lot of hard work to do to make sure this year’s festival is as good if not better. We are always looking for new volunteers to step forward and get involved, both organising in advance and working on the day. If you would like get involved, please email email@example.com.”
Beeston Festival will take place on Saturday 24 June 2023, 12-5pm in Cross Flatts Park. Stall bookings will open in late February, watch out for further details.
Photo: Entertainers mingled with the crowds at Beeston Festival 2023
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