RECREATION FOR ALL

NEWS – NOVEMBER 2013

The group are actively going through the responses to questionnaires completed at  Septembers Tasburgh Fete and will report back with their findings.

Following hotly on the heels of Tasfest, RFA held its AGM.  Many of the existing community group representatives put themselves forward again. We were sad to lose Tony Lacey from the committee, but Tony will still continue to support the organising and running of Tasfest. The date has already been set for 2014, so make a note of June 21st in your diaries. There has been some discussion around the potential for RFA to move more towards a fundraising / advisory organisation, who could be approached for support for ideas from members of the community which meet our constitutional aims around improving recreational facilities within the Village.  So canvassing opinion and making decisions on how best to structure RFA going forwards will be a key agenda item for the next few committee meetings.

TasFest:- This year RFA decided to raise money not only to develop our community’s recreational facilities but also to support two worthy local charities – The East Anglian Air Ambulance and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. TasFest took place on Saturday 8th June from 12 noon until 8pm, and featured six live bands performing on the Main Stage (The Frozen Raspberries, Worlds Apart, Without Motif, Rampant Horse, The Harves and Dark Star) and four bands performing on the indoor stage. The day also featured Tasburgh Sports and Social Club’s annual Beer Festival. As always, there was a host of entertainment both in the Main Arena and elsewhere, with everything from Classic Cars, Tank and Military Displays, to Martial Arts Displays. ‘Fun Force’ and Punch and Judy were also on hand to entertain the children. We were also very pleased to have a guest appearance from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Stevie Pink. A talented magician from Lowestoft, Stevie has been wowing audiences around the world with his illusions and highly crafted stage shows. Stevie posed for photographs, signed autographs, and was generally very pink!

A BIG THANK YOU to all those that attended, the traders, all the bands, our food sellers, the many sponsors and the helpers on the day. Last but not least, a big vote of thanks to the Festival organisers and all from RFA who helped. We were able to raise a fantastic £3750.