Thank You to Everyone
The amount of support received from the East Preston community was much appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who helped make the 2023 Festival such a success.
Brennan and Chatterton Estates - for Party on the Green
DK's Garage & Repairs - for Call My Wine Bluff
Graham Butt Estate Agents - for Race Night and Open Gardens & Art Trail
The Hargreaves Group - for Abba Night with Chiquitita
Kamsons Pharmacy - for Photo Competition
No.109 The Wellness Clinic - for the Fun Dog Show
One Stop - for Nick Cook's Circus Fun Day
Grand Prize Draw Donors
Sir Peter Bottomley - for Lunch for 2 at the House of Commons
Toni Todd Hair & Beauty - for a makeover worth £150
Highdown Hotel - for a meal for 2 plus bottle of wine
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa - for Tea for Two
Hares Servicing & Repairs - for a Free Car Valet
Guess Jewellers - for a £100 voucher
Dean Jones - for a £50 voucher for Masala Lounge
La Cucina Restaurant - for a £40 voucher
Cloudberry - for Sussex Cloud Candles & Diffusers
Lots of people to thank for making the Festival Parade such a wonderful event, so here goes ...
Suria from Gem Garage Ferring and Sam from the Seahorse Cafe for providing the fabulous cars, and Martin & Sam for driving them
Sir Peter Bottomley for joining the Festival Parade
Steven Dukes from Nufresh Carpet Cleaning Services Ltd for the car Sir Peter rode in and Darren from DK's Garage & Repairs for driving it
Carol and Father Andrew for helping us with the Spire Room
Dot, Father Andrew & Jane for judging the Parade costumes
Fred Young and his team of marshalls - they do a very difficult job so well and with such good humour
Our local firefighters, Nick Cook on his stilts, and all the local clubs, socieities and groups who joined in, the costumes were amazing!
And, most of all, everyone in East Preston who came out to support the Parade
Our local estate agents for the Festival Noticeboards - Brennan & Chatterton, Cooper Adams and Graham Butt
Our local shops for being box offices and holding competition forms - Kerry's, Seaview Stores, Just Because and Buds n Blooms
Special thanks to our wonderful Parish Council and everyone in the Council office for all the support they give us every year
We couldn't do it without you!
Every event relies upon volunteers to help set up the venues, look after the tea & cake for us, sell raffle and prize draw tickets, and perform a myriad of other tasks.
Thank you Festival Makers - you are all very very much appreciated!
Anyone interested in becoming a Festival Maker for 2024, please email the Committee and we can arrange a chat - email@example.com
THANK YOU, EAST PRESTON!
Paul Reason for his Robbie Williams Tribute
Chiquitita for their Abba Tribute
Paul Campbell for giving us our very own Antiques Evaluation
The British Legion for lending us their venue and Dave Howells & Ian Turner for hosting our quiz night
Graham with the brilliant wines from Partners in Wine and especially Damien, Roz & Steve for their very convincing descriptions, and Sarah of The Butcher & Deli in Rustington for the delicious platters
The Clockhouse Bar for providing The Hattie Band at the Party on the Green and Kit Bradshaw for being a great DJ!
Canine Design, Mike & Sue from Fitzalan House Vets, John Inverdale and all the lovely stallholders for the Fun Dog Show
Our favourite showman Bill Cole and his family fairground who we all look forward to every year
All our local pubs and cafes for supporting our events and for holding their own events to add to the Festival
Roy for providing his support with the village green events and the KEPT volunteers for helping us clean up afterwards
All local businesses who supported Race Night by sponsoring a horse - Arran Blair Hair, Arun Business Supplies, Brennan & Chatterton, Dean Jones, Grub & Gumption, Ristorante al Mare, the Seahorse Cafe, Toni Todd Hair
East Preston Junior School, the Ambassadors & Deputy Ambassadors & their families for supporting the Ambassadors Election and participation in the Festival Parade
The team at Arran Blair Hair who gave the Ambassadors a special start to Parade Day and Lady Annabel Goldsmith for the Ambassadors Awards and prizes