Shirebrook Community Fundraiser to raise money and show support for Ukraine
The March 13 event will include an eco-bubble release, face painting, raffle and an exhibition of artwork made by local children as a tribute to the Ukrainian people.
Activities will begin at 12.30pm on Carter Lane, Shirebrook, with the Reverend Karen Bradley, Vicar of Shirebrook, leading a one-minute applause for the people of Ukraine, while bubbles will be released as an eco-friendly alternative to regular balloons.
Organizers Nikki Morton and Natalie Bevan of A&N Hair Extensions and Beauty are asking children to create colorful posters to be displayed at the top of the Rocklands on Carter Lane.
They said, “This is an opportunity for all the kids in the community to create their own special piece of art to lift their spirits and show their support.
“There is also a competition with prizes to be won for first, second and third place.
“So parents, grandparents, it’s time to get out the pencils and the paints.
“Better yet, bring them to us at Blast – they’re still having fun, but we’re cleaning up all the mess – we have a free craft workshop on Fridays, 5:30-7pm.
“Then, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Blast would like to invite you to join us for refreshments and to meet up before heading to the exhibit.
“We would love to see as many people in the community as possible, united in our compassion.
“Let’s work together to show our support for all those who are suffering in Ukraine.
“We stand with Ukraine, no more war.”
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The creations will be judged by Mrs Bradley, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Shirebrook, at 1pm, with prizes for the top three entries.
Residents can pick up bubbles and balloons for the kids at 76 Carter Lane before 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.
The organizers also wanted to thank local businesses for their support in organizing the event, with AJs Party Decor providing a yellow and blue balloon arch for the day, which will also be donated to the public for reuse after the event. .