Friday, 2 May 2008

May Day Relay Update

Hello everyone. Delighted to say that we've been making great progress on Relay since our last posting. We've got 26 teams confirmed and another half-dozen almost confirmed so it looks like we're over 30 at this point, but there's room for plenty more so if you've just come across this site and would be interested in forming a team, please download the Team Captain Info Sheet on the right of the page.

We're going to be emphasising Family Fun even more this year. We're delighted to have the services of Go-Kart Party who are providing mini go-karts for the kids. We've also got a traditional Punch and Judy man to keep us all amused (all together now .. "That's the way to do it!") while Custard Storm Productions will be putting on a Circus Workshop and clown face-painting for the kids, and the rest of us who have never really grown up! Plus we'll be having giant games to play, including we hope Jenga and Connect 4.

Live entertainment will include the welcome return of Samantha Jean, better known as The Diva! with her amazing band, plus more line-dancing lessons. New this year will be a special appearance of youth dance group The Flash Kids. If you were at Relay last year you'll remember the Flash Angels - well the Flash Kids are from the same stable and we are really looking forward to seeing them perform.

But of course the real heart of Relay are the teams. So do put on your thinking caps and come up with some really fun things to do from your stalls.

Finally, if you have kids at school, then take a look at the School Arts Competition material on the right-hand side of the page. We'd love as many schools as possible to take part - the younger the age at which healthy living is encouraged, the healthier our next generation will be.

More news in a couple of weeks.

Leslie and Gill