Jun 15

The circus came to Alton!!


Sunlight, music and action were the order of the day on Saturday at the Alton Lions’ eighth annual Party in the Park. The crowds gathered in Alton’s Public Gardens for a day of fun and fundraising all in aid of supporting young people with disabilities who attend Treloar School and College in Holybourne.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘circus’ and 100s of visitors enjoyed attractions including: a circus play area where children learnt to juggle, go on stilts, spin plates etc, great live music- rock, jazz, celtic, circus performances, children’s face painting, Punch and Judy and a tattoo parlour!! With Elvis driving around in a convertible car, no one seemed to know what to expect next!!

JC Solicitors was delighted to be one of the many local businesses to be supporting this worthy event once again. From the JC ‘Big-Top’ tent (ok more of a ‘small-top’ gazebo), we joining in the activities, holding a raffle of items donated by over 30 generous local businesses which included massage vouchers, sports wear, food and drink and meals out. All proceeds will go to Treloar School and College.

Our free goody bags proved extremely popular as did our ‘Name the polar bear’ competition (his name was Bob) which was won within the first three guesses [Editor: Bob? What kind of name is that for a polar bear? Parky or Snowy surely??!!!].

In all it was a perfect day! Wonderful atmosphere, excellent entertainment, lots of lovely food and drink (we especially enjoyed the Pimms!). Hats off to the first class organisation once again by the Alton Lions team. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

A huge thank you to the local businesses who have kindly donated the following prizes for our raffle:

1st Gear Cycles: 112 High Street, Alton
• Cycle helmet

Alton Sports: 110, High Street Alton
• Buy one get one free on adult running shoes
• 30% off any adult running shoe
• Buy any adult running shoe and get a child’s running shoe free

Body Line: 24A Normandy Street, Alton
• 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage

Calliope Gifts: 12, Westbrook Walk, Alton
• £10 gift voucher

Compleet Feet Skin Clinic: 5a Normandy Street, Alton
• £30 gift certificate

Costa Coffee: 23, High Street, Alton
• Two medium drinks & 2 cakes
• Travel mug

Crown Pub: High Street, Alton
• Bottle of wine

Fresh & Fruity! 45, High Street, Alton
• 2 x rhododendrons

Hair Unisex Hair Salon: 5, Market Street, Alton
• Voucher for a dry trim

Holland & Barrett: Unit 9, Westbrook Walk, Alton
• Bottle of Rochester Ginger

Iceland: 65- 67 High Street, Alton
• A bountiful selection of food and drink items

Image Hairdressing: The Mall, 44 High Street, Alton
• Gift voucher

Market Hotel: 3, Market Square, Alton
• Restaurant voucher

Monty’s Restaurant: 7 Normandy, Street, Alton
• Restaurant voucher

O’Connors Secret Garden Bistro: 12 Normandy Street, Alton
• Sunday lunch voucher

Swan Hotel: High Street, Alton
• Meal for 2

Unique Chique Gifts: 53, High Street, Alton
• Mystery gift

Waterstones: 41 High Street, Alton
• 3 books

WH Smith: Westbrook Walk, Alton
• 3 books