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Trinity Community Gala

Trinity Community Gala took place on the weekend of 24th and 25th August 2019, and what a weekend it was! You’ll be able to see some pictures in the October issue of News at Wardie, out at the end of September. Meanwhile, here are some heartfelt thanks from the Gala Committee:

Gala, la, la, la, la, la, la…

And there was every reason to be in the mood for song. What a corker of a weekend – a proper roaster – once again, the sun shone and the people came…

Thank you to everyone who came to the Gala Weekend whether you came to help, to take part or just to soak up the jolly Gala atmosphere. The event did what we always set out to do – to get everyone out, enjoying each other’s company and reaffirm our fantastic community. We also like to raise some funds while we’re at it and Gala 2019 is proud to announce that we raised a total of £2891.71 which, after Gala expenses have been deducted, and a balance kept towards the 2021 Gala, will result in a substantial sum being divided between Wardie Church and Bethany Christian Trust.

Our closing credits for the Saturday 24th August Gala 2019 event go to…

Gordon Hay, Margaret Robinson, Lomond Park Trustees, John Brown, Cathy and Grant Ballantine and their junior interviewers, all who helped with teas and coffees, Tom Kelly, Mo Brand, Heather McHaffie and the gardening team , Monica Sutherland, Fiona Campbell and all the taster session participants including Zumba, Trinity Fitspace, Boogie Bounce, Gail Littlejohn and Susan Welsh Pilates – for making the Health & Well-Being themed Saturday event such a relaxing and varied event.

Sunday 25th happened thanks to –

  • Ute for presiding over a lovely ecumenical outdoor service
  • Great performances by Edinburgh Brass Band; Jazz Band and Pipers,
  • Stall holders which included – Wardie ladies baking, Edzell nursery face painting, Gail Littlejohn, Crossreach, St Columba’s Hospice, Goldenacre Council of Churches, Lomond Park Trustees, Trinity Community Council, Girlguiding, Wardie Brownies, Changeworks, KJ Bell, Claire Arbuthnot, Heiki Campbell, Lorna Kelly and Isla, Traidcraft, Guild-Open Door, Water Babies, Lysette Cook, Audrey Jack, Niamh Boag, Ben Nussey, Jenni Lane, Friends of Starbank Park and Organic vegetables

and if we were to pick a few out from the crowds, we would like to thank –

Porto & Fi for providing burgers and other refreshments and donating their profits (£715) to the Gala

Connell & Connell for their sponsorship and for helping with publicity

Nordic Outdoors for lending two marquees free of charge

Trevor Garlick for organising the sound system

Mike Stewart and his team for their combined muscle power used to transport equipment and construct the platform

Keir Mitchelmore for running the infamous dog show and Lily’s Kitchen for sponsoring it

Pippa Johnstone for organising the kidz sports

The Scout Group and in particular Ann Watson for serving ice cream

Others who loaned marquees & gazebos: Marjory Burns, Pamela Jack and Ian Mann

Water Babies for donating baby swimsuit prizes

Police Scotland for lending us two community officers

Crewe Toll Fire Station for bringing along a fire engine

Your contribution no matter how large or small was invaluable…we all made it happen – thank you. We look forward to seeing you again in 2021…

Trinity Community Gala Committee