Wow, what a fabulous day we all had and the crowd was bigger than ever.
Thank you to everyone to helped in every way to make the day so special and such a success.
Once again our sponsors and musicians were so very generous - we couldn't do it without your incredible support.
We are thrilled to let you know that we have raised an incredible £13,826.30 for Oakley School, Oakley Pre-School and St Mary's Church. The school will use its £12.5K share to promote music, the arts and languages across the school. Thank you again for everyone involved in any way who made this fantastic result possible.
No date has been set for the next OakFest but watch this space for an announcement.
Please visit the OakFest website for more information and photos from the day.
Photographs courtesy of Gemma Swaisland
Fundraising Total for OakFest'19
Special thanks must go to the team that make it all possible – Pete, John, Kelly, Lee, Amy, Darren and Iris who work their special magic and keep me calm. There are so many other people who are preparing long before the day, come along to help with set up, volunteer on the day and turn up on the Sunday morning to clear down, thank you all so much. It is a joy to see everything come together and create such a wonderfully uplifting event for our school and village.
Thank you too to our fabulous sponsors, without you we couldn’t start to put on the event, your generosity is very much appreciated. Also to our generous activity leads giving their time to keep the little ones entertained.
Lastly I am indebted to our most talented and generous musicians who come along to entertain us throughout the day. Please come back.
Saturday 8th June 1.00pm to Midnight -
11 hours of fabulous live music
2019 will bring our 6th OakFest music and beer festival, the biggest fundraising event for our school with £45K raised to date.
Last year's funds were spent on wonderful new Smartboards for our classrooms, a set of laptops and a laptop charging trolley plus many other ICT and Science resources. This year our main focus will be on the much needed refurbishment of our outdoor areas.
If you are interested in being involved in any way from volunteering a few hours before, during and after the event to sponsoring one of our bands or marquees please get in touch.
Ideas and suggestions on how we can improve our little festival are always welcomed; just email me via the school office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please put Saturday 8th June in your diary and join us for another great day of music.