Tribute to flood volunteers & victims

The Staines-upon-Thames Day will this year celebrate and pay tribute to the enormous efforts of the many rescue organisations, public authorities and volunteers who did so much to mitigate the worst disaster to affect local residents in recent years.

The Staines-upon-Thames Day Committee have decided to theme the Staines-upon-Thames Day event to recognise the efforts of all involved and the adverse effect that the flooding had on the community as a whole. The Staines-upon-Thames Day will open on Sunday 29 June 2014 with a ceremony attended by the Mayor, local dignitaries and those most involved in flood relief efforts.

Cllr Colin Davis, Chairman of the Staines-upon-Thames Day Committee said ‘This year we will be marking the occasion with an official ceremony giving thanks to the emergency services, volunteer organisations, local businesses and the hundreds of individuals who helped local residents and businesses affected by the recent floods. We wish to extend an invitation to everyone involved in the floods to join the ceremony that will begin at 12.00noon’.

The Staines-upon-Thames Day is a free family fun day with live music, community and craft stands, boat trips, donkey rides, duck racing, children’s entertainment, fairground rides, inflatables, food, refreshments and so much more in and around Memorial Gardens on the bank of the River Thames.

Cllr Davis continued ‘I would like to extend my thanks, in advance, to all those who make the event a success each year including the generous sponsors, volunteers and community groups. Anyone wishing to get involved should visit the website www.stainesuponthamesday.co.uk for more information.

The Staines upon Thames Day attracts thousands of people each year. It is a great platform for local charities and community groups to raise awareness and funds for their cause. They are particularly interested in hearing from groups who can offer entertainment or an activity on the day. It is a day for the whole community. We look forward to welcoming all members of the community to join the festivities on the day’.

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• SUTD2013-1 Pictured from left to right: Terry Collier, Assistant Chief Executive, Spelthorne Borough Council; the late Cllr
Isobel Napper, Mayor of Spelthorne Borough Council; Mr Tom Napper; and Mr Roberto Tambini, Chief Executive,
Spelthorne Borough Council
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For more information contact
Cllr Colin Davis, Chairman, Staines-upon-Thames Day Committee, E: cllr.davis@spelthorne.gov.uk
Ingrid van der Weide, Event Manager, Staines-upon-Thames Day, E: Ingrid@stainesuponthamesday.co.uk; T: 07727 257262

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