Chudfest summer festival 2015 has ended and this year we have once again put on a full programme of events for adults together with several free events for the children and young people of the town. We are also delighted that a number of organisations have used the festival as a framework for charitable fundraising activities.
As Chair of the Chudfest Committee, I would like to thank the Chudleigh residents and their friends who supported the events. Thanks also go to the organisations and businesses that provided sponsorship. [Details of all sponsors and participating groups can be found below.] But, most of all, I would like to thank the small army of volunteers who gave of their time so generously.
Feedback has been very positive, and we welcome any further comments, either via the website, our Facebook page or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you can leave written comments for us at the Town Hall. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have ideas for events or activities they might wish to develop as part of future festivals.
Thank you to all our sponsors:
Pre-publicity: Besley Copp; Chudleigh Carnival; Sawdye and Harris; and all the business that bought advertising in the brochure
Ball Prizes: Bali Room; Bishop Lacy; Chudleigh Kitchen; Chudleigh Phoenix Publications; Co-operative Food; Haldon Forest Diner; Masons Kings; The Cheese Shed, Bovey Tracey
Ball Decorations: Homebase, Newton Abbott
Chudleigh’s Got Talent Prize: Sawdye and Harris
Summer Fete Tombola Prizes: Babbacombe Cliff Railway; Becky Falls; Bicton Park; Bishop Lacy; Bracken Gallery; Canonteign Falls; Chudleigh DIY; Chudleigh Phoenix Publications; Chudleigh Post Office; Coldharbour Mill; Dandelion; Devon Railway Centre; Diggerland; Dinosaur World; Escot; Furniture Barn; Gillett Chudleigh SPAR; Gills; Haldon Forest Diner; Harvey’s; Heathside Tutors; Ingrid Parker Heil; Kents Cavern; Living Coasts; Lloyds Chemist; Miniature Pony Centre; National Marine Aquarium; Pecorama; Pennywell; Pet’s Corner; Powderham Castle; Quince Honey Farm; River Dart Adventures; Seaton Tramway; Skirmish Paintball Games; South Devon Railway; Sugar Mill; The Globe Inn; The Ship Inn; Traidcraft; Tucker’s Maltings; World of Country Life.
And to all our volunteers:
Nicky Over for pre-publicity, for brochure development, poster and ticket design and production; Alison Neely and her team for Box Office operations; Robert Thomas and his team for 24/7 tent sitting; Jon Sherwood and his team for stage erection and dismantling; Manny Lewis, Sue Metcalfe and Nick Walter for tent decoration; Karen Cole, Liz Edwards and Carole Smart for food preparation and serving at the Ball; Joyce Underwood and her team for Ball front of house; Mike Underwood for MC duties; Steve Cox for quizzing; Manny Lewis and Anji Marsh for catering at the Quiz; Chudleigh Community Choir, the Shanty Men, the Heart and Soul Harmony Singers and Nii Yaoboi Tackie-Yaoboi for getting Chudleigh singing; Jon and Gina Sherwood for organising the Comedy Night; Gina Sherwood, Lisa Smith and the judges for showing us that Chudleigh’s Got Talent; Nicky and Chris Over for the 60s/70s Disco; Alan Brunton for marshalling activities at the Fete.
Mark and Vicky Macnair and their team did a superb job once again running the Chudfest bar and catering at the Disco and the Summer Fete.
And to these Supporting Organisations:
We couldn’t have managed without the ongoing support of: Chudleigh Church; Chudleigh Community Project; Chudleigh Community Primary School, especially Caretaker Robin Smith; Chudleigh Scouts; Chudleigh Town Council; ; John Carlton and his team at Chudleigh Town Hall; and Sally and Simon at Harvey’s.
Above all, the summer festival relies on the goodwill of Chudleigh United Charities and we are very grateful to Stewart Sapp for his support and help again this year.
[To anyone we’ve forgotten: our deepest apologies; give us a shout and we’ll add you to the list.]