Adventure Fun Day raises over £3,500 for charity

"A fantastic day was had by all, the sun shone, there were smiling faces all round and the money flowed. A fund raising occasion full of happy people, glad of some freedom at last", said Anthony Oliver, the Minsters Press Officer and one of the small group who organised the Adventure Fun Day on the Minster Green held in aid of the Minster Makes Music Appeal. In addition there were stalls raising funds for The Minster, amongst these the Book stall were there was a brisk trade all day. Several Charities had stalls raising money for their own good causes. These included Wimborne in Bloom. Friends of Victoria Hospital Wimborne and the Children’s Society. The West Tower was open for visitors to visit the Ringing Chamber and Minster Organist Colin Davey played on the Minsters temporary organ.

Minster Green Adventure Fun Day

Photo: courtesy Tom Scrase

Two of the high lights of the day were the Teddy Bear Zip Dive from the top of the West Tower down to the War Memorial on the Green and the Climbing Wall much enjoyed by children and adults alike including both the Rector and Curate of the Minster. Grateful thanks are expressed to the Minster Press and the Around Guides for kindly sponsoring the Climbing Wall so that all the proceeds donated for climbing the wall will go to the Minster Makes Music Appeal.

Minster Green Adventure Fun Day

Malcom Angel from Radio Wimborne interviews Wimborne in Bloom stalwart Jean Hooker, Photo: courtesy Tom Scrase

Number 9 On the Green provided scrumptious cream teas along with ices and other food and Radio Wimborne provided the Public Address.

Minster Green Adventure Fun Day

The Mayor of Wimborne Minster, Cllr Mrs Kelly Webb opened the day after being escorted down the High Street by Richard Rowland on the Bagpipes and Mel Gudger, Deputy Town Crier who gave an appropriate ‘shout’ on the Green after the Rector the Revd Canon Andrew Rowland had welcomed everybody. The Dorset Youth Marching Band under the direction of Simon Wheeler also provided music during the day.

At the close of the day over £3,500 had been raised for the Minster Makes Music Appeal, Minster Funds and for the participating Charities.