Teddy Bear’s Picnic 2014

The weather could not have turned out any better as it did in Ramsgate on Saturday 5th July 2014. Just in time for the 5th Teddy Bears Picnic Extraordinaire. This year’s event was a huge success with families flocking from across Thanet with Bears and Picnics to the King George VI Park.
The crowds had visits from Princess Elsa and Olaf the Snowman from Disney’s recent film Frozen. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig, The Alfie Gough Trust Mascot bear Bo Bo and Even Darth Vader paid a visit from the darkside. Kent Kite Flyers provided a fantastic opportunity to Children to parachute teddy bears from the sky.

Other attractions included Horse Riding, a demonstration of life saving skills from St John’s Ambulance, and multiple football tournaments being held courtesy of Margate Football Club and their inflatable football pitch. Reptiles could be viewed for a donation and a display of a Snowy Owl , Harris Hawk and a little owl were all on display provided free of charge. Bouncy Castle, Sumo Suits donated by Atlantis Entertainment and even Balloon modelling along with Arts and crafts and face painting all made up a really fun packed day in the park.

The annual event held in memory of local boy Alfie Gough who sadly lost his life to Cancer aged 2 has continued to live on in his memory keeping a real community spirit of fun and happiness in one of our great parks. The organisers work hard with the support of local sponsors to keep everything at low cost and donations to encourage the picnic atmosphere and to thank the community for all the support that was given to Alfie during his battle with Neuroblastoma. The fantastic news for the charity is that this event has reached a new record raising approximately £7,000 to support other children undergoing treatment for Cancer.

MP Laura Sands visited along with Craig Mackinlay and tweeted “What a great event George VI park 4 Alfie Gough. Go & be truly entertained. Well done all u great volunteers.”

The Event Arena – Had performances of Peppa Pigs tea party, Ramsgate Rockets Majorettes, Thanet School of Dance, Happily Ever After Meet & Greet Princess, and Toddler Time with Sophie from Helter Skelter. Finishing off with story time to end the day before the draw of the grand raffle.

Event sponsors Clancy Docwra, London Array, Southern Water, Ramsgate Town Council, Thanet District Council, Keel and Morrison’s all contributed to the success of the event which has continued to grow year on year.

Dean and Sarah Gough who set up the registered charity in memory of their son Alfie commented – “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of those who attended. It is a pleasure to see returning families every year. It makes us really proud of our son Alfie, when we see so much happiness in the Park we are truly touched. This event could not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors and the fantastic team of volunteers to help us make this a fun and safe event for all those who visit.”

The event organisers would also like to Thank personally:
Clancy Docwra, London Array, Southern Water, Ramsgate Town Council, Thanet District Council, Keel and Morrison’s Local, Happily Ever After, Thanet School of Dance, Imperial presence, Helter Skelter, Ramsgate Rockets, KM charity Team Treasure Chest, Margate football club, Atlantis Entertainment, Nelson’s Riding School, Kent Kite Flyers, Falconry South East, Academy FM, Asda Broadstairs. St John’s Ambulance, Misschilies Photography, Katie Cupcakes and Jerry’s Entertainment for supporting the event.

Unclaimed raffle prizes :
Light blue ticket number 236 – tinker bell book
Light blue ticket number 488 – baby cat teddy
Light blue ticket number 360 – imaginext
Light blue ticket number 557 – super switch book
Light blue ticket number 742 – doctor doll
Light blue ticket number 239- hippo teddy
Light blue ticket number 161- digger land ticket for one person
Light blue ticket number 233 – odd pods halo
Light blue ticket number 539 – cars book
White 313 ticket number – jungle jims 2 passes
White ticket 426 – summer season ticket for lathe barn
White tickets number 377 – Lego set
Light blue ticket number 19 odd pods halo
White ticket number 243 – family swim
Light blue ticket number 480 – who’s who game
Pink ticket number 687- DVD parental guidance
Pink ticket number 69 – DVD wizards of Waverley place volume 2
Pink ticket number 649 – DVD wizards of Waverley place volume 3
Pink ticket number 284- book wizards of Waverley place all mixed up
Yellow ticket number 236- toy digger
Yellow ticket number 265- children’s puzzle
Yellow ticket 343 – cut and style worth £25 for Jo jo’s hairdressers
Yellow ticket 238 – Dora scooter


5 Responses to Teddy Bear’s Picnic 2014

  1. Kim says:

    Fantastic event, well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to next years. Can you please put the raffle numbers up on here please. Thank you

  2. Benjamin Bowles says:

    What were the winning raffle numbers?

  3. Kim says:

    Hi there, I have the light blue ticket number 19. Could you tell me how I can claim my prize please? Just like to say what an amazing day it was Saturday, I took my 2 year old granddaughter and we both had such a great day! I hope you made lots of money for your charity. Kind regards, Kim

  4. admin says:

    hi these can be found here :)

    http://www.alfiestrust.com/?p=1464

  5. Sarah Gough says:

    If you send me a message on info@alfiestrust.com with your address and I will get your raffle prize to you Kim. Many Thanks Sarah

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