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πŸŽͺπŸŽͺπŸŽͺ OUR BIG TOP SUMMER BBQ πŸŽͺπŸŽͺπŸŽͺ

What a great end to our school year...! It was great to see so many St Stephens’ families, staff & governors having fun on Tuesday aft/eve at our Summer BBQ.  

 

Events like this show what an awesome team we have at St Stephens and this fantastic event couldn’t have happened without the help of so many fantastic people. We hope we’ve got round to you this week to express how grateful we are, but here are a few thank yous...

- OUR WONDERFUL CLASS REPS & PARENT HELPERS πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
Thank you for all the hard work & thought you put into organising the stalls & rallying parents to man them on the night and to every parent who took a slot. It couldn’t have happened without you.

- MARIAN SHEIL & ALL THE TEACHERS ON THE TIGHTROPE TOMBOLA 🍷 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
We know how busy these last few weeks are for you all. A big thank you for giving up your time & being part of our event. IT’s much appreciated - the children love you being there & we’re sure many parents are now enjoying this stall’s winnings!

- SWAYLEE RUTH...’THE GREATEST SHOWWOMAN’ ! 🎩 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩
Who knew this amazing Yr 2 & reception Mum was such a 🌟. Swaylee - an enormous thank you for taking time off work & giving us your time & equipment, providing us with decorations & resources and putting in so much effort to try and balance everyone’s entertainment needs on the night! The games, the music, the face painting- the children loved it all. You did an amazing job and please keep that busy diary of yours a bit free(!) for our upcoming events. We can’t thank you enough! 

(For anyone looking for a children’s party entertainer/face painter/venue decorating or flowers, please see:

https://www.facebook.com/Dream2ThemeEvents/

or contact Swaylee on +44 7747 513368

Her children’s packages are as detailed here:


- OLLIE, DAN & THE TURKS HEAD 🍻🍻🍻🍻 
Massive thanks not only for being ace to liaise with in the weeks up to the BBQ, supporting Yr 5 in ensuring the Cirque bar ran smoothly (all proceeds of which went to St Stephens so a massive thank you!) and cooking our dinner on the night(!)  but also for going above and beyond helping us to lug tables around etc on the day. We look fwd to working with you again at future events....! 

- NICOLA & THE KITCHEN STAFF 🍴🍴🍴🍴
Thanks so much for always being so helpful, allowing us to use your kitchen & utensils to chop the Pimms fruit, freezer for the ice mountains and continuing to smile even when we were in your way!

- MEMORIES 🎈 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈for donating the awesome balloon arches for the gate and Silent Auction stall. How many of the younger ones wanted to take those home!

- MIRANDA BERRIDGE-SIKKENS πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€
our lovely Butterfly Mum, for sourcing & ordering our cool reusable cups which were a huge hit, sold out & will doubtless be reappearing at many a St Margaret’s BBQ this Summer holidays! 

- PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP 🏑 🏑🏑🏑🏑🏑
for sponsoring the reusable cups and therefore so kindly helping to boost our much needed funds!

- JAY MCCARTHY πŸ–Š πŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–ŠπŸ–Š
for designing our amazing BBQ posters you saw all around school!
(Jay is also available for freelance Design, Art Direction and Copywriting. You can contact her at jay-mccarthy@outlook.com)

- WILL BUTCHER 🎨 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨
for designing our fantastic stall signs!

- JOHNNY PAYNE πŸ–¨ πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨πŸ–¨
for printing out all the posters & signage!

- GEMMA & MARK DEARNE πŸ–Ό πŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ–Ό
for making the plywood signs we can now use for future events! 

- BRIDGET CREDLAND 🎨 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 our incredibly talented Beetle Mum for painting the fantastic photo board!

- RACHEL HAWES πŸ—Ί πŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—ΊπŸ—Ί
for her skill and patience in organising the layout which enabled the eve to be such a success!

- MR. PLANT πŸ”¨ πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨
for his great help til late on the night & not being phased by our questions!

- THE YR 6 TEAM PLUS TEAM WELBOURN (Jasper, Jemima & Sadie) for running the ever-popular candy floss & tuck shop, ensuring our playground was kept tidy and checking entry tickets at the gate...

- SHEETAL & HOMEMADE CURRIES πŸ› πŸ› πŸ›
for kindly providing her always-so-delicious food at cost...

- LONDON SCOTTISH RUGBY πŸ‰ πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰
for the brilliant rugby game which was a huge hit (and JANEY WELBOURN for sorting this!) 

- TEAM SET UP & CLEAR AWAY πŸ’ͺ πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
MARIAN SHEIL, MARIE NAISBY, HELEN JONES, GEMMA DEARNE, RACHEL HAWES, ALEX MASSINGBERD, MIRANDA BERRIDGE-SIKKENS, JASON CHAN...A very very  big thank you and hope the muscles have recovered!

Plus of course a massive thank you to all the families who came along and spent their money! Final profit total will be announced in September but we’re all delighted...and a final especially HUGE thank you to Bee Reps 🐝 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝


TEAM SILENT AUCTION - JO LAWTONIS, KATE HEYWOOD & SAM MCGRORY who should not only win the ‘Best Dressed Stall’ award, but whose immense effort has boosted our profit considerably. Thanks loads guys! 


πŸ’– πŸ’–πŸ’– πŸ’–We enjoyed every minute on Tues aft/eve and hope you all did too...πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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