Middle Rasen Charity Gala

The Gala Committee plan that the 7th annual gala will be a fun day out for all the family, with something for everyone!

Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 4pm at Middle Rasen Village Hall and Playing Field.

Gala plans are well under way and we are counting the days to Gala 2018 recently described by someone from the village as "that lovely Gala". Year upon year we have grown from small beginnings into a well-established event with good attendance from the local and wider communities. The charities that we are supporting this year are:

•  ACTION FOR CHILDREN doing what's right, by doing what's needed, by doing what works. From before they are born until they are into their twenties, they help disadvantagec children across the UK.

•  THE REAR INTO GEAR APPEAL, launched to fund keyhole equipment for Grimsby and Scunthorpe bowel cancel and related surgery patients. The money will enable surgeons to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients suffering from bowel cancer and bowel related conditions. The proceeds from our raffle are to be shared about between the two charities. The tickets are on sale now and will be on sale in the village hall on Gala Day. A full list of prizes will be published on the website nearer to the day of the Gala.

For the third year running Grimsby Archers will be supporting us giving people the opportunity to try their hand at archery and enter the novice's competition. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with archery on the day please contact Karen Dixon on club@grimsbyarchers.co.uk

Refreshments will be served from 11 am with hot and cold drinks and a variety of homemade cakes and treats. Sausages and burgers will be sizzling on the BBQ from 12noon. The children's lunch boxes will be served at 12noon. Nico's ice cream van should be around all day. On the field check out the games, especially the new ones this year. Climb the wall or have a go on the inflatable assault course. For younger children, enjoy the Bouncy Castle and the Slide. A popular attraction is of course the Fun Dog Show, dog lovers take note the agility course is from 11 am to 1.30pm.

Judging of the classes will take place from 2pm onwards. Browse the retail stalls, check out the wood turning products, seek out the array of chillies, watch out for the cheeky chappies from Greetwell Creatures and lots more. Spin the wheel, throw the beanbags, have a go at the tombola, shuffle the shuffleboard, knock the coconut off the "cup". Spot the oil engines and classic cars. Swing along to the wonderful sound of the Ukulele Band; be charmed by our amazing magician!

Children's races at 1.30pm. Raffle will be drawn at 3.45pm. Come along and join us at Middle Rasen Village Hall and Playing Field and join in with the fun!!! If you would like to help then go to our website for contact details " middlerasengala.weebly.com "


"A Taste Of Lincolnshire" April's Gala Dinner

Another enjoyable and excellent evening at the Middle Rasen Charity “A Taste of Lincolnshire” dinner, embracing everything Lincolnshire from the flowers, quiz, food and entertainment. It was a fun evening bringing the community together, whilst raising funds for the two chosen Lincolnshire charities, which this year are Action for Children and the Health Tree Foundation.

The committee were pleased to welcome a representative from ‘Action for Children', who gave a brief insight into the aims and actions of the Charity. Thanks must go to the organisers and everybody who came and supported the successful evening.

The Gala committee looks forward to your continued support on Saturday 22nd September when the 7th annual Gala (more fun for all the family, dogs included!) will be held at the Village Hall, so please make a note on your calendars when it is hoped to raise more funds for the two chosen charities.

Middle Rasen Charity Gala Committee


In 2017 Middle Rasen Charity Gala was bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £ 4,000, up to £ 2,000 and £ 1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Each year three groups in every Tesco region will be shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp .

Voting was open in Tesco store throughout March and April. Customers cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Tesco's Bags of Help project has already delivered over £ 40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco's regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: "There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can't wait to see these come to iife in hundreds of communities." Groundwork's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: "We've been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. We're looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life,"

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online

Resources bought through funding from Tesco Bags of Help will be available for use by all the groups in the village.