Testimonials

Here are just a few of the reviews and testimonials we have received over the years.

Sarah – Purple Conections

Hi George 

I hope you’re well and had a great weekend.

Please can you pass my thanks to your team for all their hard work at the Gowling event on Saturday at the ICC Birmingham.

It’s an understatement to say the Avalanche was a hit the guys did not stop all night. 

The food stalls looked great and smelt lovely too. 

Thanks again and I look forward to working with you and the team again soon. 

Sarah  
Purple Connections

Marceline – Rolls Royce

Hi George

As discussed, please could you pass on our thanks to Stuart & Joe and their team for their hard work at Rolls Royce last weekend.  The organisers have described them as being ‘lovely people, hard working, clean and very polite’ and also commented on how friendly and pleasant they were to be with.  A special thanks also for the way that they packed up so quickly at the end of the event.  Both the dodgems and star flyer were extremely busy all day and Rolls Royce may well ask to have the dodgems and star flyer back again next year.

Thank you also for your part in organising the entertainment.

Kind regards

Marceline

Paula D – Children’s Fair Hirer

Hi George,

Just wanted to say thank you so very much for your help with organising the entertainment on Saturday. 

They were all lovely and made our day run so smooth. The Children thoroughly enjoyed themselves we couldn’t of asked for anything more.

I would defiantly use your company again and recommend you to family and friends.

Kindest regards 

Paula 

Fiona Johnson

Thank you for organising the Carousel on Saturday night! It was amazing and all our guests loved it!! Mike was really great! 
 
Once again many thanks!

Bimla – Bimlabee Productions Ltd

Just a note to say thanks to your chaps for helping us out at the Just Eat event – great feedback from all.

Scott – Dynamite XP Ltd

Mike and his team were great thank you.  I hope we get the opportunity to work again in the future.

Gary and Jennie

Just a quick email to let you know what an amazing job George and April Rogers did, supplying the bumper cars for our wedding.
They were warm, friendly and professional from the start and we could not have been happier with the way they ran the ride. They worked so hard to get everything set up. Their team was brilliant, especially their sons who worked so hard through out the day, remaining polite and helpful, they really are a credit to them. I cannot stress enough how grateful we are to them, for the job they did.
Again thank you for all you did to arrange the Bumpercars, you really did come to our rescue after being let down so often. The ride was the highlight of our day, thank you so much

Gary and Jennie

Billie Wallace

Hi to all at Irvine Leisure! My daughter had her birthday party here with you guys at shepherds bush yesterday! We just wanted to say thank you! She had an amazing time and I cannot recommend a fun fair party with you guys enough! Thank you.

Vikki Morton – Lillibrooke Manor

Thanks to you and the team for everything yesterday. We had such a fabulous time and everyone loved the dodgems and stalls.

Really glad it came together.

All the best,
Vikki

Elizabeth Norman – UK&I Marketing

Thank you we had a wonderful day and the carousel went down a treat!! I can’t wait to see the professional pictures on the ride 🙂

Thanks again,

Dan at Two Penny Blue

We just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for being a part of the event on Saturday and for all your hard work and efforts in helping to create a very special day for everyone and for making it such a great success. 

All of the guests had a brilliant time and we have already received feedback from the company that out of the last six years this event has been running this was “by far and away the best one yet!” 

All your guys were great to work with this year, and represented you really well. 

I’ll keep you posted on up coming plans and do let me know if you come accords any site you think might be suitable. 

Again, a heart-felt thank you for your contribution to the day from all of us here at Two Penny Blue, we look forward to working with you again soon.

Have a great rest of your summer!

Lou – King’s House Enterprises

Hi George,

A huge thank you to you and your guys for the dodgems at Saturday’s event. The event was a huge success and the dodgems went down an absolute storm as usual!

Hopefully see you again soon. 

Francesca – The Hurlingham Club

Hi George

Thank you for all your help with arranging the rides for Family Picnic on Saturday.  The evening went really well, and the rides seemed to be constantly popular whenever I looked over which was great.

We shall no doubt be in touch again at the beginning of next year to organise the rides for the 2017 events.

Gary Bond

This is just a quick email to express my appreciation for your great funfair which we had the pleasure of taking our grandchildren to on Saturday the 28th of May in Burgess park.

The grandchildren had a great time and I was really impressed with the high quality rides that you have as well.

The rides were as impressive as they would be at a static funffair.

To me that’s really impressive that you can transport all that stuff om the back of lorries’ and move it from place to place.

Your staff are also very friendly and welcoming as well.

Thanks again for a terrific afternoon out.

Claire Zachar – The Event Business

Just wanted to say thank you to Ben and Charlotte for their help at the event yesterday. We had a beautiful day and the guests really enjoyed the stalls. Ben and Charlotte were great to work with and I hope Ben is now feeling better. He was feeling quite poorly when he left.

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Alex Dollin-Webster – fruitful events

Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a great Christmas.  I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your team (especially Mike) for all your hard work for my booking on Boxing Day at Lainston House.  Our clients loved it!  Thank you so much for all your help, it was very much appreciated. 

All the best for a prosperous 2016. 

Elaine from Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

I just wanted to say thank you to Steve who attended our Bonfire Night celebrations at Headley Court  on 5th Nov 15 with the teacups. 

He was very professional and saved us from a difficult situation when we had a problem with our generator, providing the power we needed to make the event go ahead.  His hot chocolate stand also went down very well! 

Thank you again for your services, we will certainly be in contact for future events.

Laura Thompson – Blue Hat Group

Hi George,

Thank you very much for your help with the event at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday. We’re just collating feedback from the attendees but the main client was really happy.

I was particularly impressed with Arthur from the Helter Skelter.

Laura

Renu Kaul – Sufra NW London

Dear George,

Thank you very much for your generosity in providing the play station apparatus along with your team on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at the opening of the SUFRA Edible Garden. 

It made a positive contribution to the event.  The children enjoyed and kept coming and coming.  It was wonderful.  The weather was perfect for this outdoor event.

Thank you to your team who engaged with the children and contributed to making the event a big success.

 

Kind regards

Renu

Mohammed S Mamdani – Director, Sufra NW London

Dear George,

On behalf of Sufra Food Bank, thank you for your kind support.

Your help made our event for the community truly memorable.

Mia Aanei – 19 Events for Prêt-à-Porter

I hope you are well today and had a lovely weekend!

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the event on Friday! The feedback from the client has been amazing and everyone loved the rides J

Warm Regards,

Mia

Sue Vaughan – British Gas

I just wanted to pass on my thanks, Sally and her team have been fantastic. This has been so successful, the feedback I have had has been amazing not only on the produce but how friendly and professional Sally and the team were.

The ice cream stall people couldn’t get enough of. The people are buzzing here and it has really helped with engagement and made them feel a bit special for a few days, so thank you very much.

Thanks again

Sue

Darron Haylock – Foster + Partners

Just a quick note to say thank you for Friday. 

We all had a great time hope your team enjoyed it too. Would be great to get some feedback to pass on to colleagues. 

Many thanks

Darron

Keir Thorogood – Kids Company

Hi George,

Hope you had a good weekend, it was great to see you on Saturday.

Thanks for organising such a great event in support of Kids Co.  The team on Sunday were really impressed by the positive vibe on site, and it was great to see so many families enjoying the fun of the fair.  As you promised it was a safe and controlled environment, and as far as I am aware there wasn’t any trouble associated with the event.

 It was a real shame that it was raining and overcast on Saturday, which I know will have affected your takings.  Hopefully the sunshine on Sunday made up for this and enabled the event to make some profit.  It would be great to know the kind of donation Kids Company can expect from the event.

If you need any feedback from myself or supportive emails to councillors etc, please do let me know.  I’ll send a courtesy email to Andy this afternoon.

Thanks again for all your help and lets meet up later in the summer to discuss 2010 and beyond.

Kind regards,

Keir Thorogood – Kids Company

Janet from Ideas Kitchen

Just a quick note to say that the Tea Cups were as popular as ever at the Abbeville Fete and I’m sure we’d like to book them for 2016….plus maybe something else too.

Please pass my thanks on to Jason – he was very professional and worked with a smile even though he never had time to even catch his breath!

Harriet from the Hurlingham Club

Thank you so much to you both, and to John, for all your help and hard work in ensuring that the Family Picnic Evening went so smoothly on Saturday.

The Go Gator was a particular triumph as it suited all the family!

 

Look forward to working with you again soon, and hope the rest of your summer is very successful.

Alec from Smyle for an event at Woburn Abbey

Just wanted to reiterate my thanks to you and your team – please pass on my thanks to John & Marshall & their teams. They were great and both the dodgems and helter skelter were a huge success. Very efficient at setting up & packing down as well – thanks for being flexible with this.

We do appreciate hearing from our customers at fairs.

This lovely photo was sent by Katie, local to Roundwood Park, with the lovely photo plus message  and is much appreciated by us all.

 

Amanda from Land Rover organised a great day out for her staff!

We were thrilled to attend the opening of the new factory for Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton and delighted to receive the email below:

Your staff were amazing and didn’t stop all afternoon. In particular Colin Preece (Health & Safety) was extremely pleased with the professionalism shown by everyone during the set up process, which he observed, and I was appreciative of the quick and safe put away, amazing how it all fits on a lorry. The whole thing was enjoyed by everyone on site.

I think some people were a little naughty with taking more than they should have done and going multiple times for food. Had Trevor the operations director not switched the times, I definitely think we would not have consumed as much, although you never know with the numbers. Agree in hindsight and for when we do something again, most probably in the summer time next year, that food tokens will be a requirement. I hope our gluttony didn’t cause too many problems for your event the next day.

Many thanks once again and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

Kind regards

Amanda

dodgems

Food queue too

Helter Skelter

From Neil of Hogan Lovells

Dear George,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the dodgems you laid on for us this weekend. We had a great time and everyone commented on how good the dodgems were and what fun they had.

The team that ran the dodgems, Donald and the 4 guys, did a great job of looking after us and policing the dodgems safely without ever being over-strict.  Various people said they did really well, especially as some of the 18 year olds got a bit “careless” as the night went on!

All in all, it was a great event and your dodgems and your people made a great effort towards that, for which many thanks.

Regards,

Neil

From Sara of Theme Productions


 

Hi George

Just wanted you know how pleased I was with the dodgems. Beautifully clean set, Charles and his team worked so hard . particularly Kieran worked like a Trojan. Charles was always, always helpful and polite and considerate . They were a delight to work with and I think we threw some curved balls their way in terms of where we had to set up and in the timescales and the venue generally.

 

Please pass on my gratitude. I really hope I can get to use them again soon.  

Thanks

Sara

Andy of Red Alligator says………..

 

George, it was simply the best ever! The client was very happy. The entertainment was outstanding and the Fairground went down a storm. You and your guys did a great job. Thankyou for all your efforts. Great job very well done! Thanks George, Andy

A welcome thank you!

 

Hi George

We just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us here at Two Penny Blue for helping us to make an amazing event on Saturday at Wrotham Park.

The client’s feedback was that they were all delighted with the event, congratulating us on the high standard of the facilities, food, staff and the performers on the day and that all who attended had an brilliant time. We hope you have a great rest of your Summer and look forward to working with you again in the near future.

From Anthony and Claudia following their Bar Mitzvah

Dear George,

Just a quick email to thank you and all your team so very much for everything you did in the run up to our event on Sunday as well as on the day itself.

You and everyone we had contact with in your company, was helpful and extremely charming throughout the entire process.  Your patience and professionalism whenever we dealt with you is so very appreciated.  It was genuinely a ‘pleasure to do business with you’.

We sincerely hope that we have the opportunity to work with you again at some point in the future.

With kind regards,

Service for services

I would like to pass on my thanks to your company for supporting the Commanding Officers dine out, my Officer Commanding Maj Darren Fisher was thoroughly impressed by their professionalism..  Charles and his team were extremely complimentary, very well mannered and utterly hard working.

Charles requested the Regt to host his vehicles for a week prior to the event, intern he ran up the dodgems for an hour between 1500-1600 hrs for the children on camp.  The kids loved it.  Thank you!

I would have no hesitation in recommending your company in future to others, could you please pass on a list of entertainments you can offer for future reference..

Lastly please give Charles and his team a pat on the back for a “job well done”!

Captain Mark Hall

Best Parties Best Ever in 2012

Just wanted to share a few of the kind words from our friends at the wonderful Best Parties Christmas functions in 2012. They are a pleasure to work with and we are delighted they are so happy with us, and in particular that their guests are! You cannot beat a Best Parties Christmas do!

At Southampton Jemma said:  A massive thank you to you and your guys James and David who have been amazing.

 

In Maidstone Ellie tells us:   The guys have been brilliant and we cannot fault them.

 

From Cheltenham we heard from Harriet:     All thanks to you George. Charles has been great as always.

 

At the eye catching Battersea Power Station, Josie reports:    Thank you to Tommy for all his help and best wishes Josie.

 

From Reading we heard from Charlotte:    All went well thanks and the dodgems were extremely popular as always.

 

 

Up in Leeds Alice sends us:  Everything was fine but a load of rain caused some interesting nights but your guys on the dodgems were absolutely brilliant.

 

Historic Syon Park found Tassja saying:  Parties were great, everyone loved the dodgems. Thanks again to all your crew.

 

Finally, Sheffield where Debbie says:  Dale was a pleasure to work with over the past month with no issues. Thank you again.

 

 

Wellington’s Bonfire Night Party

George  – Just a line of thanks for last night. The rides were more popular than ever and with that create some issues that we need to resolve for next year.

Can you pass on our thanks to John, Charles on the dodgems and the guys on the Ferris Wheel both of whom extended their schedules to accommodate the remaining queues after the fireworks. All very much appreciated.

Will be in touch in due course. – Regards – Ian Davis

Hurlingham in the rain

I just wanted to say on behalf of us all at the Club thank you for putting together such a great team for us for the Family Picnic evening on Saturday!

 

It was an absolute pleasure to have James and his team on site, they worked with the soggy ground exceptionally well and with great thought and care which was very much appreciated!

 

The rides went down a storm and the rain later in the evening did not deter people from having a good time.

 

I hope that the Olympic season goes well for you and we very much look forward to working with you again.

 

Best wishes

 

Jo

All echoed here! Thank you for ringing in to check we were happy – that was appreciated too.

 

James and his team did you proud!

 

Best wishes,

 

Claire

From Acenden

 

Just a quick thank you to you and your lads.

The tea cups and helter skelter were a real highlight for our family fun day and a hit for the kids and parents alike.

Thank you.

Ta

Claire

From Miles Webber

George,

 

Thanks for all your help and planning with yesterday’s event, which was hugely successful.

 

As I thought the Kentucky Derby was a massive favourite, the Carrousel gave the whole event a lot of class, and it was impossible to get any of the kids off the Dodgems (and you were right to go for the bigger set). So thank you so much!

Jubilee Weekend Comments

 

As the nation celebrated on the historic occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we thought we would share with you some of the much appreciated comments we received:

 

Dear George

Please pass my thanks on to George Junior and his team for putting on another fantastic evening at the Club. Unfortunately the heavens opened, which meant the rides weren’t as busy as we would have liked, but there were a brave few that ventured out!

I genuinely appreciated their co-operation, the dress (they looked very smart!), and the quick clear up experienced on the fairground side that night,

Many thanks again,

Best wishes,

 

Claire Llewellin   Hurlingham Club

 

Hi All

 

I am sending this message out to all of you that helped out with the Queens Diamond Jubilee  event on Monday, from the planning to the delivery of the event.

 

I fully appreciate that everyone gave up their bank holiday to assist with the event and from the numbers in attendance it was fully worth it

 

This may be the last event that I  organised on behalf of the parks team but it was certainly  a memorable one there were so many happy faces both from parents and children. the day was enjoyed by the whole community. when I receive the photos I will share them with everyone so you can see how successful it was

 

and I feel this was partnership working at its best

 

Many thanks

 

Paul Sammut   Tower Hamlets Council

 

Dear George,

 

Thank you very much for your contribution to the Parade and Party in the Park which was organised by Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA).  We are most grateful.

 

Thank you again and hopefully we can put on another festival next year with your help and support.  It has been a very big learning curve for me.

 

Kind regards

Renu

Dear George

On behalf of Mrs Townsend I write to thank you for all of your hard work in making our Jubilee Party such a great success. We have had nothing but praise from everyone who attended and all had a thoroughly enjoyable time with the fairground rides and side stalls proving very popular.

 

Yours sincerely

B D Jones   Ilchester Estates

From Ann Sinfield

Hi George,

Just to say thank you very ,very much for the fantastic Helter Skelter that you supplied for my party last Sunday.

It was absolutely brilliant and made such a difference to the party. Your guys were most helpful and worked very hard. They could not have done a better job.

Thank you again.

Look forward to the next time!

From Catherine Sykes Trinity Hospice


Hi George,

 

Please pass on my thanks to your team for their help at our Open Garden Day yesterday – the stalls were a great addition to the event, and they were lovely to work with.

 

Best wishes,

 

Catherine

From Anne Vine

Dear George,

 

Just wanted to say thanks to you and your team who ran the fair for us at Eagle House School yesterday.  We’ve had some very positive feedback and the kids had a wonderful time!  Some have apparently asked if the dodgems can be permanently located on the field.

 

Please pass on my thanks to Charles and the rest of the group.  They did a fabulous job setting up, running and clearing away – all within quite a confined area.  Please also commend Charles on his driving in getting the whole set up through the school gates!

 

Given the success of the day, I have no doubt we will be running this event again, and we will be in touch as and when we need this sort of service again.

 

Thanks and kind regards

Anne

From Friends of Mile End Park

 

Dear George,

Thankyou very much for your generous donation of £500 to the Friends of Mile End Park.   We’ll spend it to make our annual Park Life Fair and Dog Show even more enjoyable for the nearly 2,000 local people who’ll attend during the day.

We also look forward to welcoming your rides on Sunday 8 July 12 – 5 pm, always a huge pleasure for the many children. 

Exeter College Oxford Ball

Hi George,

Thank you to from myself and the rest of the Ball Committee for sorting us out with all the entertainment. We’ve had many guests saying that the Helter Skelter was one of the best things about the ball, and all of your staff were helpful and efficient. We will be recommending you to next year’s committee.

Thanks,

James

Proud to have helped a great charity event.

Dear George

We just wanted to send you a quick note to express our HUGE thanks to you and your team for their involvement at the London Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile event on Sunday.

We have had the most tremendous feedback and you really helped make the event extra special for both participants and spectators…..so THANK YOU!

The final figures are still being counted but so far we know that the London event have over 19,000 participants and so far Sport Relief has raised a massive £52,070,587 with sponsorship money still being paid in!

Megan Melville    Sports Relief London Event

From Hiten and Rupal – Indoor dodgems cause a thrill

The day went really well. All our guests were pleasantly surprised by the indoor dodgems and enjoyed reliving their youth.

Regards,

 

Hiten

From Amanda Birch at Best Parties

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the dodgem guys that worked with me over the last month up in Sheffield (Ponds Forge).

They were a great help and a pleasure to work with.

Thanks again,

Amanda Birch
Event Manager
Best Parties Ever

From Archie Archer of Contraband

Nice to get the following praise from Archie and from her client for our stalls.

Everything went brilliantly last night. The stalls looked fab in there and all the guys working on them were brilliant – fun, friendly and made for a real party atmosphere. Please pass on our huge thanks to them.

 

Thank you too, very much, for all of your help. I know there was a lot of chopping and changing and delays etc and I really appreciate your understanding.

From Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis, over from the USA for three years, visited Winter Wonderland from where he sent this wonderful picture of our Peter Pan Jets, and also our Carousel at Hampton Court, and this is what he says:

Thanks!  It was beautiful.  I can tell a couple of things about your organization – 1.  Your rides are very well maintained and show a pride of ownership and 2.  Your employees that we met seem genuinely happy regarding their work.  These attributes are getting more scarce every day. 

You’ll enjoy the link below showing the recently restored carousel in our hometown of Raleigh, NC.

http://www.raleighnc.gov/arts/content/PRecRecreation/Articles/PullenParkCarousel.html

Take care,
Ken

Alex Lacey Silverstone




 

Received this welcome letter and wanted to share it with you all.

Guess who drove our dodgems?


We were thrilled to get this testimonial from Linda Hamilton, and guess who her son is and why our dodgems have never moved so quickly?

Morning George,  I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your guys for Saturday evening.  Everything went really well and your staff were fantastic, very helpful and did a great job.  The dodgems were a huge hit, never stopped all night, and to watch everybody having such a good time was great.

Firework fun

Just a couple of the comments we received from our firework displays in 2011:

Thanks for your help it was really appreciated and I look forward to speaking with you soon about fireworks for next year. The feedback we have had has generally been very positive.  Best regards  Saida Ladha   London Borough of Brent.

On behalf of the Lambeth Events Team and the London Borough of Lambeth, we would like to thank you for your trade at the Fireworks event; and for making the day such a success.  It was a great day, and we have received a lot of positive comments about the day.  We estimated that approximately 100,000 people attended the event and enjoyed the fireworks display, entertainment, fun fair, food stalls and the exhibition at the hall.  Please also pass on our sincere thanks to those who assisted you with this event. We hope to continue to work with you in the future. Warm regards, Sonia McKenzie, London Borough of Lambeth.

Team did a great job on Saturday , please pass on my thanks. Steve Blosse, Wellington College.

John – Thorp

Dear George

Thanks for your email and sorry not to have responded earlier but once we finished clearing the place up I escaped to France and have just returned. The party was a great success and we have had hundreds of letters saying that it was one of the best ever. One can’t do more than that. Your team were fabulous and I hope that they too enjoyed the event. Please pass our thanks on to all those concerned and if we are crazy enough to do another bash in the future I will definitely give you a call.

Kind regards

John – Thorp

Liz – Psychologies Magazine

You are the best company I have worked with in a bloody long time – if not ever – such cheery people!

X

Liz – Psychologies Magazine

Lizzie Pickering and Kate Day – Events Managers from Helen and Douglas House

Dear George,

A note to thank you so much for supplying the Helter Skelter and Carousel-they both worked brilliantly in the beautiful setting at Henley-and Jimmy was a complete star and a pleasure to have around. We do hope he was alright after the dog jumped at him outside the marquee-we felt so sorry for him right at the beginning of the event. The Helter Skelter looked wonderful when it was lit during the evening.
 
We raised £ 155,000 which is the most we have ever managed in one event-so very appropriate for our 25th Anniversary Year!

With best wishes and we do hope to be in touch again in future.
 
Lizzie Pickering and Kate Day – Events Managers from Helen and Douglas House

Katie – PEP- Co ordinator CLA

The ride was fantastic for the kids, they all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Your colleague was good with the young people and managed to avert any upset or arguing. The ride was set up and taken down with minimal fuss and disruption.

It really was a great addition to the event and I’m sure we will be booking it again next year.

Best wishes

Katie – PEP- Co ordinator CLA

Paul Cowell – Southwark Leisure Department

As I sit here in the office my eyes still tired, my feet still aching and my brain slightly fuzzy there is an overwhelming sense of pride that comes over me when people ask how the weekend went. Many, many people have contacted us, bumped into us or passed on their comments and thoughts about the weekend and bar one complaint (about the rubbish, it would not be the same without a complaint about the rubbish) they have all been massively positive.

Thank you for your contributions, hard work and commitment but it simply astounds me every time we deliver events of this scale and quality. When it comes to producing one of the best free weekends in the country, we really show the rest how to do it. The attendance levels this year are estimated at 10,000 for Vibrations, Carnaval del Pueblo Parade 31,000, and Carnaval del Pueblo Festival at 100,000 giving a grand total of 141,000 people enjoying the  best of Southwark over 2 days. That’s quite cool isn’t it.

 (See Irvin Leisure News Pages highlights of 2007 for more on this event)

Paul Cowell – Southwark Leisure Department

Louise – Countryside PA

Hi George

Just an email to you and your staff who worked the 2 days in Cookham Dean on 21st and 22nd July to say thanks very much.

Everyone was really friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. The events were a real success and the weather was on our side for most of the time.

I will be in touch in the future. Thanks again and kind regards.

Louise – Countryside PA

Sandra and Victoria – VS Creative

Well, we did it again…..despite gale force winds, torrential rain, furniture caked in mud, tens blowing down, tents not even turning up, woks that did not wok, soil churning pigs, grumpy camels, uninvited dogs, skeletons in the closet and surprise gorilla guests we managed to pull it off. And it was all thanks to you guys. Thank you SO SO much for all your hard work, determination, patience, cooperation, enthusiasm and never ending smiles…you are a fantastic team, the best, and we would not have done this without you. The client is absolutely delighted with the way the day ran, and amazed that we did not lose it. We always try and deliver and in the best humour possible. In the words of our client

“Thank you for a fantastic party, I am so happy the weather held out until the end of the day, and people enjoyed such a fun party.”

Let’s hope we get the chance to do it over again next year, so keep your wellies and ponchos on stand by, you never know.

Sandra and Victoria – VS Creative

Colin Davidson – Middle Temple

I wanted you to know that everyone was delighted with the Dodgems at the recent Ball, so much that they will want them again at least twice next year!

Colin Davidson – Middle Temple

Emma – GSP

Dear All,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for making the Science Event at Toddington a big success despite the weather. The client was really happy with the whole day so thank you and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Emma – GSP

Jo – BonkersFest

Dear George

We certainly do want you and your wonderful rides!!!! We just loved having you with us and BonkersFest will never happen without you!

We must get together and plan another great event as always with your help

(See Irvin Leisure News Pages under Highlights of 2007 for more on this event)

Jo – BonkersFest

Jane – Halifax Bank

I would just like to say a big thank you for coming to see us in Sheffield and that all the popcorn and candyfloss was enjoyed by all.

Jane – Halifax Bank

Blanche – 1 Stop for Events

Dear George 

Thanks for organising last night.  It was not only successful, but really good fun working with Paul, Chris, Danielle and Becky. Great people!  I would love an opportunity of working with them again.

Blanche – 1 Stop for Events

Ailieson – Mearns-Gill

I wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for all your efforts in securing the Dodgems and the Stalls. As I told you the event was a fantastic success and the venue looked amazing once set up. Great atmosphere and thank you once again and pass on my best wishes to Tom and his team.

Best wishes for a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Ailieson – Mearns-Gill

John Kerton – JLP Events

Thank you for great job the guys did, it was a pleasure working with them, here’s to the next one!

Best Regards

 John Kerton – JLP Events

Cathrin Schoenbeck – Red Bull F1 Marketing

Pleasure!

It was fab working with you!

Looking forward to the next.
Kind regards

Cathrin Schoenbeck – Red Bull F1 Marketing

Alice Lindars – Reality Awards

Many thanks for the props….they worked really well. We’ll definately know where to come next time!

Alice Lindars – Reality Awards

Jo Davis – No-Bull Communications

Just to let you know the event went really well and the clients and their guests were extremely pleased with each night. Your guys were fab and really got involved with the guests-many thanks for this.

Jo Davis – No-Bull Communications

Sylvia Park – Science Ltd UK

Dear George

Thank you as well for all your hard work.  The party was a huge success and I have heard lots of great feedback from everyone.

Sylvia Park – Science Ltd UK

Becky Allen – Cascade Productions

Dear George,

We were all very happy with the stalls and the service.  There was a delay for the load in and they were very patient and really flexible – which was brilliant as I changed the locations of the stalls a few times!

Thanks so much, hope to work with you again in future.

Becky Allen – Cascade Productions

Andy Fox – Powerhouse Productions for Walk The World

Hi Ewan & George,

Thank you to you, your organisations and your staff :- Andy, Paul (& Ben) – for your time & support on Sunday at Windsor Walk the World.

We had 400-500 people who braved the early-morning drizzle to set out from home and were rewarded by a fine day on this Walk.

Around the world, some 750,000 people walked to raise funds and awareness of the problems of world hunger, and your two companies played a part in raising money in the UK.

Thank you, and well done

Regards

Andy Fox – Powerhouse Productions for Walk The World

Paul Hudson – RAF Museum Hendon

First and foremost I would like to extend my personal thanks to your team on site over the weekend. Their professionalism was exemplary and brought added value to the event. A particular nice touch was that when the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew over the Museum to the accompaniment of the Dam Busters theme by the Carousel. This did raise a spontaneous round of applause from people on the site.

Paul Hudson – RAF Museum Hendon

Sam – Flying Tortoises

Hi George
 
Many thanks to you and your staff for providing the Bumper Cars at our event in Binfield last saturday night.
 
They certainly went down a storm with guests – both on the saturday and sunday alike.
 
Luc the groundsmen was also thankful that you called to mention the churning of the lawns.
He appreciated that!
 
We will be in touch in the future
 
Kind regards
Sam – Flying Tortoises

Tom – Planet Gold

Hi George,

I would like to thank you for the brilliant job you and your team did for our event last Saturday.

We were very pleased and our clients were more than happy.

Thank you again

Regards

Tom – Planet Gold

Captain Martin Windsor – RLC HQ

George
 
I would like to thank you, Charles and his team for how well the Dodgems were run on Saturday.  They were a huge success and the local children were over the moon that they had a chance to have a go too.
 
I have recommended your services to the new Ents Member of my Mess, who starts today.
 
It has been a pleasure dealing with you and your team.
 
Kind Regards
 

Captain Martin Windsor – RLC HQ

His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC – Middle Temple

I am writing to express the Inn’s hearfelt thanks for all your efforts in ensuing that the Ball on Saturday was a success. It was good of you to supply the Dodgems. We are still counting the total raised for Centrepoint on Saturday but I am confident that is is well in excess of £35,000 which is a marvellous result.
Thank you once again

His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC – Middle Temple

Melanie – Done and Dusted

Thanks George. It was great at the T4 on the Beach and I hope your venders had a great day. Every one at Channel 4 was very impressed and we look forward to them confirming for 09.

All the best

Melanie – Done and Dusted

Ann Cadogan – Event Planners

George – thank you for supplying the fairground rides for Saturday, we had a very successful day – and all the rides worked well – dodgems, coconut shy, bungee trampoline and teacups.  The staff were extremely helpful, and worked hard!

Ann Cadogan – Event Planners

Amy Knapman – Farnborough Air Show

Dear George

Please pass on a big thank you to Arthur and all your team who came to the show this year. Philippa and I are very grateful for all their hard work, especially coping with the crowds on Sunday and staying open to see the end of the show.

With kind regards

Amy Knapman – Farnborough Air Show

Sandra Ewart – VS Creative

thanks George, always appreciate your assistance and reliable service.

Well, it’s taken a week to think about what to say after such a fabulous event for our blue chip client at Wrotham Park on Saturday 2nd August … and as always, ‘thank you’ seems such a small thing to say after such an enormous amount of hard work, input and effort from the entire team.  It really was a truly fantastic day and Victoria and I are utterly thrilled that it went so well.  The feedback from both the client and guests alike has been hugely positive, they had an absolutely marvellous time and so far the negative feedback has been pretty minimal!  What a relief ….
 
But we must say that we could not have done it without all of you … We can sit and plan, ponder and navel gaze for months on end, but at the end of the day we hand over the build and running of the day to you guys, there is nothing more we can do and this year you all surpassed yourselves.  From the efficient laying of yards of trackway, the delivery of some beautiful tents,  the installation of miles of festoon & cable, the endless supplies of yummy crumble in crew catering, the threading of hundreds of leis, the positioning and re-positioning of loos, the endless litter picking of confetti streamers, the constant filling of water tanks to supply kitchens ….. to the hours on end wearing ridiculous costumes trying to keep the guests smiling (Rob & Hannah, you win this hands down!), it really comes across as being a team effort and for that we are forever grateful.  Despite a few low moments – need we mention Hurricane ‘Wrotham’ blowing a hooley on Friday! – the event was just brilliant and such fun!!!
 
Thank you .. thank you … thank you ….
 
So let’s hope we get the chance to do this again next year and hopefully you’ll all be happy to join ‘Team vs creative’ again!
 
Take care and have a great Summer,

Sandra Ewart – VS Creative

Cllr Ralph Fox – Mayor of Brent

Last Thursday, I was invited by George Irvin to a tour around Irvin Fun Fair at Roe Green Park. The Irvin family have been involved in the Travelling Fun Fairs for five generations and certainly have an impressive range of activities. They also emphasised the care they take with security to ensure their fair is as safe and trouble free as possible. They are at Roe Green until 17th August and will be in Roundwood Park 22-31 Aug.

Cllr Ralph Fox – Mayor of Brent (from his blog)

John Raynham – Head of Fundraising and Marketing Centrepoint

I am writing to thank you for your contribution to the Middle Temple 400th Anniversary Ball, It was good of you to supply the Dodgems.

In addition to being a fantastic event the ball raised a total of £35,000 for Centrepoint the national youth homelessness charity. These funds will make a huge difference to the lives of the homeless young people we work with.

Centrepoint works with over 800 homeless young people every night and we aim to help them build sustainable skills that will help turn their lives around and fulfil their potential.

John Raynham – Head of Fundraising and Marketing Centrepoint

Hannah Kersley Baker – Toolstation Ltd

Hi George

I just thought I’d email and say thank you for providing the High Striker for our outdoor stand at The Melplash Show, the visitors loved it and our stand was busy all day.

Paul was extremely helpful and an asset to our team, I hope he enjoyed the day too.

I will be in touch again next time we go to an outdoor event, this worked really well for us.

Thanks again,

Hannah Kersley Baker – Toolstation Ltd

Jamie Simon – Impulse Events

George,

 Thanks for the weekend, event went well and clients very happy.

Jamie Simon – Impulse Events

Paul Richards – Holland Park

Firstly I must say how impressed I was with the professional nature of your team while operating the attraction in Holland Park. The rides were very well received by park users, the Borough and The Friends of Holland Park. Even with all the rain Sunday you left the site without a mark – Thank you.

As discussed I would like this to be a regular event and targeting the main school holidays seems ideal – weather permitting!  I also think that providing for the younger children and families suites Holland Park. However I have other parks that we could try a different mix.

As I have mentioned I’m very happy with Irvin Leisure and would like to use you in the long term

Paul Richards – Holland Park

Julia Brewer – Mirage Events

Simon my production manager and I were very impressed by your chaps yesterday – they were a slick operation and I am delighted to say that once they had left there was virtually no indication that they’d been there at all!  Our clients were delighted with all the rides and everyone was always charming and helpful so very many thanks and do pass on our delight to them all.

Kind regards

Julia Brewer – Mirage Events

Mark Sudic – Uptown Events Ltd

Hi George,

Just to say that I thought the Guy that came and his crew were fantastic. He really had some good kit and was really helpful and professional. I WOULD DEFINITELY USE HIM AGAIN.

 Pass on my thanks to him. The client are re booking a new venue for next year and will want two rides I think so good news. Will keep you updated

Mark Sudic – Uptown Events Ltd

Scott Mosedale – Homeserve

Just to echo what Ryan said really, the Ghost Train went down a treat and the feedback we have had from around the business is extremely positive.

I would also just like to take this opportunity to comment on the attitude and professionalism of the employees who were on site here at HomeServe. The guys you sent were extremely professional and we would definitely recommend them for future events.

Scott Mosedale – Homeserve

Geoff Palmer and Rachel Beard. – Westbrook Youth Club

Hi there,
I am emailing you on behalf of the Westbrook Youth Club group, whom attended your funfair and firework display in Hounslow / Isleworth on 5.11.08.
Many thanks for giving our group free entry, a splendid time was had by all!
Thankyou.

Geoff Palmer and Rachel Beard. – Westbrook Youth Club,

Marion Boughton – Assistant General Secretary Showman’s Guild of Great Britain

I am sending this email on behalf of my granddaughter, Lauren, who would like to thank you very much indeed for the ice skating and free ride tickets you let her have on Saturday, she really did have a good time, so much so I had a job to get her to leave to do the other things we had planned for her, i.e. take her to Hamleys, that’s how much fun she was having.

What you did is very much appreciated and I hope you do good business for the remainder of the time you are open.
Kind regards,

Marion Boughton – Assistant General Secretary Showman’s Guild of Great Britain

Lalita Scott – Mayor of Hounslow P.A

I would like to THANK YOU all for your help and support at the Mayors Charity Dance. You guys were excellent and I really appreciate it.

I hope you all enjoyed the night, If you have any photos please send them to me.
Maybe we can work together in the future.

Lalita Scott – Mayor of Hounslow P.A

Jack Barrett – Brasenose Ball Cttee Oxford

Dear George and Thomas,

I write to you to express, on behalf of all at the Brasenose Ball, our personal thanks for how well the ferris wheel was run on Saturday night.

I must personally thank you for your unobtrusiveness on the night, speed at setting up and dismantling the wheel, and general impeccable conduct. It made an immeasurable difference to our ball that the ferris wheel ran so smoothly and looked so great as an addition to the spectacle on the night. I could not offer a more compelling reference to anyone considering using your services in the future, and I will be sure to pass on my recommendations to all Brasenose and university balls that I have contact with in the future.

Kindest regards,

Jack Barrett – Brasenose Ball Cttee Oxford

Blanche Zeph – 1 Stop for Events

Hi Paul

It was great working with you again last Monday at The Grove.  You are always so laid back, full of smiles and no matter what I ask, nothing is too much trouble.

It was also good to work with Becky and Danielle again.  They make a wonderful team.

I was so impressed with the manners of the three lads, who I haven’t worked with before.  When I asked them their names and introduced myself, they each said ‘nice to meet you’. 

I had excellent feed back from the client too – so all round a successful event.

In this current economic climate, everything we can pull out of the bag to be a cut above the rest is essential – and that’s damned easy with you guys.

I look forward to the next occasion when we work together again.

Kind regards,

Blanche Zeph – 1 Stop for Events

Emma Earl – Guiding Event Organiser

Dear All
I would like to thank each and every one of you for the contribution that you made towards making Zodiac 09 such a success. We have had some brilliant feedback from the participants about the activities and activity staff – so thank you all.

As its the first time we have put on an event of this scale – any comments, both positive and negative would be welcomed so that the next camp can be made bigger and better.

Many thanks again
Kind regards
Emma

Emma Earl – Guiding Event Organiser

Laura Day – Production Plus

As ever – please pass my thanks onto the crew from Saturday – they worked extremely hard and were commented on by all at the venue as being the best crew in the history of these events.

Laura Day – Production Plus

Michael Grier – Keir Hardie Primary School

I was in only for a couple of hours yesterday and didn’t get to this. Sorry!
The young lady  – forgotten her name – was brilliant.  I was manning a Fairtrade choc and banana milkshake stall next to her candyfloss machine.  On the other side of me were a couple of tables of “Fairtrade” cakes and biscuits and a table with Fairtrade leaflets for giving away.

She had a steady queue for the whole afternoon and must have been exhausted.  As she handed over each candyfloss, she said with a smile “There you are, made with delicious Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar.”  I don’t think she ever didn’t say that, except perhaps when engaged in some other conversation.  In between times, she was calling out that Fairtrade helps people in developing countries and so on.  Full marks to her. I reckon the candyfloss cart was the most popular stall throughout and she smiled to the end.

Thanks loads for organising this.  We were sharing money floats due to shortages of change so don’t know how much we got from the candyfloss but it must have been substantial.

Many thanks for all your help.  The school was most appreciative of our support. Several pupils told me that their families were now regularly buying Fairtrade products.

Michael Grier – Keir Hardie Primary School- ref Tate and Lyle

Eunice Opare – The King’s House

Thanks for Saturday we had a fab time. Look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

All Blessings

Eunice Opare – The King’s House

Dave Bowyer – Rotary International

The event went well and the Carousal and Helter Skelter were great. Many people from overseas had never seen a Helter Skelter before and were very impressed.
 
A BIG thank you to your and your staff for helping to make the 100th Rotary International Convention a memorable occassion and I look forward to being able to work with you all again in the future.
 
Regards

Dave Bowyer – Rotary International

Celia Moule – Moule Family Party

Hi George,
We had a great party, despite the rain. Please pass on our thanks to Charles and his team, they were amazing!
 
all our guests just loved the dodgems, and I think they are now a must for any big party.
 
Many thanks for organising  them.
best wishes

Celia Moule – Moule Family Party

Victoria Swift – VS Creative

Well it was another cracking year, and the sun gods smiled down at us again, I don’t know how we do it, but we pulled it off again and it is all down to you guys.  Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we truly love working on the SP09 project and we get so so excited about it every year.  And that enthusiasm seems to rub off on you guys … every year we are thrilled and astounded that you keep coming back for more, and you always deliver and perform with a smile on your faces, and we thank you for that.

You are a fantastic team, and should be very proud of what you deliver on our behalf. SP09 has become a pretty well known show, and we are continually praised for our staff, their commitment, professionalism, never ending enthusiasm and overall sense of fun.  And that’s YOU!!!!

Thank you so much again and fingers crossed for 2010, we might just be doing this all over again!

Take care and have a good rest, you all deserve it!

Victoria Swift – VS Creative

Aliya Allibhai – Aga Khan Foundation (UK)

On behalf of the Aga Khan Foundation (United Kingdom) and the Partnership Walk and Run Committee I would like to thank you for providing the Children’s Rides and stalls for this year’s partnership walk and run held at Regents Park on Sunday 19th July. We are very grateful and appreciative of all your assistance and your staff’s hard work. It was a pleasure working with you and your team once again and I look forward to using your company’s services in the future.

Aliya Allibhai – Aga Khan Foundation (UK)

Jasmine Smith – GDC Events

Just wanted to pass my thanks on to Tiffany again – she was great to work with as usual!
I thought the new style of the Food Unit was great – really ‘fresh’ looking!

Jasmine Smith – GDC Events

Stuart Smith – OC A (Norfolk) Coy

George,

Just a short note to say a big thank you for supporting the Vikings 250th Anniversary of Minden Day.  The rides went down really well.  The kids rides were perfect and the adult rides provided the right level of adrenaline rush and excitement.  I imagine that next years Minden Day organiser will be in touch in due course.

Stuart Smith – OC A (Norfolk) Coy

Carl Warham – Sergeants Mess, RM Poole, Hamworthy Bks

George,
 
Apologies for not getting to you sooner, as I’ve been away. What a night!! Fantastic. Everybody seemed to have a great night, helped I’m sure by the Dodgems and stalls you provided. Your team did you proud and provided an excellent service throughout the event. I would be more than happy to recommend you time and time again. Once again, thanks.
 
Regards,

Carl Warham – Sergeants Mess, RM Poole, Hamworthy Bks

Michelle Simpson – Glenalmond Nursery-Busy Bees

Hi George, I would just like to thank you for providing the Fun Fair on Saturday.  The weather was fantastic all day and the event was a big success.

Please thank the guys/gals that worked on the ferris wheel, paratrooper and aeroplane rides.

Regards

Michelle Simpson – Glenalmond Nursery-Busy Bees

Nuala Riddell-Morales – Co-Director Carnaval del Pueblo

Dear George, 
I am writing on behalf of all at Carnaval del Pueblo Association to express our thanks and gratitude of your rather special and much appreciated contribution towards the success of our spectacular event on Sunday, 2nd of August 2009.
 
It would be excellent if you were able to find a few moments to out line how you would like to work with us during this coming year in preparation for Carnaval del Pueblo 2010.
 
The team spirit has been incredible. 

With every good wish.

Nuala Riddell-Morales – Co-Director Carnaval del Pueblo

Brett Melville – New Frontiers

In terms of what was provided this year I think it worked well and was enjoyed by our delegates. We’re yet to have a full debrief on the event but I’m sure we’ll consider getting the bumper cars back or perhaps consider a different ride.

Many thanks for the part you and your guys on site played in helping make Newday 2009 a success!

Brett Melville – New Frontiers

Kate Carlisle – TK Productions

Please pass on my thanks to Tiffany she was lovely and couldn’t be more helpful.  I look forward to working with her again.

All the best

Kate Carlisle – TK Productions

Blanche Zaph – One Stop for Events

Hi George

Thanks for sending Paul and Becky for last night’s event.

As always totally professional, helpful and all with a smile.  AND a total joy to work with.

Enjoy your weekend.

Regards,

Blanche Zaph – One Stop for Events

Craig McBurney – Redford Barracks

The event on friday was a roaring success and everyone was pleased. We will definitely use you and your team again!

Craig McBurney – Redford Barracks

Girl Guiding UK – “Our new friends in Guiding”

A huge thank you for helping to make our Centenary Launch Party in the Park at Heaton Park a day to remember.
Despite the weather a superb day was had by all.
Best regards from your new friends in Guiding.

Girl Guiding UK – “Our new friends in Guiding”

James Ball – Daniel Cobb

George

Thank you, all worked well on Saturday, and the guy who set it all up for us was really helpful.

It was good to work with you and so easy to organise.

James Ball – Daniel Cobb

Linda Elsdon – Leslie Edward Events Ltd

We would just like to thank you for all your professionalism and commitment in making yesterday’s event a great success.   Having spoken with the organiser at News International the general feeling was very positive from all the families who attended.

Thank you for all your support and patience during this time was really appreciated and please pass our thanks onto George also.  Also your teams attending at our site were very professional and a great bunch of lads, please can you pass our thanks onto all those who attended yesterday.

We look forward to working with you on future events.

Linda Elsdon – Leslie Edward Events Ltd

Tim Slater – The Park Club

Just to say big thanks to your guys who really were careful and thoughtful with the way they worked at our fireworks event.

Massive shame about weather for both of us but a good night considering weather

Speak soon and very best regards

Tim Slater – The Park Club

Lee Connelly – Brent Council-Fireworks

Could you pass on my thanks to Billy and the rest of the team for their help and support on the night. It was most appreciated

Kind regards

Lee Connelly – Brent Council-Fireworks

Janet Welch – News International

I would just like to say thank you for last Sunday, the day was a great success and your guys worked so hard and were very professional.

I appreciate that there were a lot of last minute requirements from our H&S, which I know caused some issues, and I thank you for what you did.

Janet Welch – News International

Amy Hodges – Fred Quarters

Hi George,

Just an email to say thank you for the hire of the coconut shy for our event on Saturday.

George and his son were great and the stall went down well. We are hoping to do a similar but larger event next year so will be in touch about the hire of a range of different stalls.

Thanks again

Have a great Christmas!

Amy Hodges – Fred Quarters

Somia Elmartaoui – Lambeth Events

I would like to thank you for your support for the free event to celebrate the Christmas Parade across Lambeth. I appreciate the funfair ride you provided and the Mayor and Santa arrived they gave special thanks to Irvin Leisure.

Somia Elmartaoui – Lambeth Events

Sarah Clifford-Cox – Clinical Nurse Specialist Trinity Hospice

Dear Mr Irvin,

I wanted to thank you for your very kind invitation to the fair last Thursday.

I am one of the community nurses at Trinity Hospice and was fortunate get some of the wrist bands you brought over for us.  I took my neice and my mother to the fair and we all had a great time despite the rain.

Your colleagues were very helpful and we particularly enjoyed the dodgems and had several rides.

Again thank you.

With best wishes,

Sarah Clifford-Cox – Clinical Nurse Specialist Trinity Hospice

Halina Absalom – Private Party

We would just like to let you know what a fabulous time everyone had at the party.
The Dodgems were a great hit.  Tom and his son and their team were fantastic.
I had no worries…the staff were so friendly and fun and very respectful of the location and our guests.The cars were fast fun and clean and sparkly.  Everyone was very saddened when we had to end the night…….our thankyou notes make reference to the dodgems.  Please send on our thanks to Tom and his team.

Halina Absalom – Private Party

Paulyn Brown – Wandsworth Council

The whole event was indeed very successful. More importantly the children and families all had a great time. Saturday was amazing everyone seem to have a lot of fun despite the weather! The Mayor and Councillors were very impressed at the number of families attending.  There was very positive feedback, your staff worked very hard over the two days and I am so please we were able to work together on any slight issues that came up.Thank you, you again for such a good service and I look forward to working with your company again if we can get grants for this for next year.

Paulyn Brown – Wandsworth Council

Jim Hollyman – Fairtrade in Bolton

GEORGE – Tiffany and her brother were a great help to us in Bolton on Saturday with the lovely Tate and Lyle Fairtrade Candy Floss stall.  They arrived in good time, set up and sold as soon as the public arrived.  And, as on other occasions, donations from the public were given to us for our work with Fairtrade in Bolton.  These amounted to £61.54 – very much appreciated. I texted the amount to Tiffany, but have not heard from her.  In case she did not receieve my message, please would you pass the information on to her ? – again with our warmest thanks for all her hard work and long distance driving.

Jim Hollyman – Fairtrade in Bolton

Jim Hollyman – Bolton Fairtrade

Dear Laura and George,

Many thanks for supporting us again at our Fairtrade event in Bolton last Saturday.  Tiffany and Megan were really great at encouraging people – all ages – to try the candy floss.  We estimate over 1000 people came in to the Festival Hall and are very grateful for the donations which were given by those who tasted it and for the fact that our funds have benefited as a result.

Please accept our appreciation of your support. All good wishes,

Jim Hollyman – Bolton Fairtrade

Leah Bull – Trinity Hospice Lambeth

I hope you are well. Thank you so much for the free wristbands for staff, they had a great time at the fair, and thank you so much for the very generous donation. An official thank you letter is in the post to you as we speak.

Our new inpatient centre is making a significant difference to our patients and their families but as we know most people would prefer to be cared for at home and so our priority is to extend and enhance our community care and outpatients services. With your help we can give our patients the best possible quality of life so thank you again on behalf of our patients and their families.

Leah Bull – Trinity Hospice Lambeth

Teanne Brown – Friends of Mile End Park

Hi there, I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who worked, volunteered and supported the fair today. Despite the weather it was an extremely successful event with more attendees than last year and loads of positive feedback from visitors. It was great to see such a vibrant community atmosphere today and I hope we can build on this success for next year. Well done everyone!

Teanne Brown – Friends of Mile End Park

Annabella Ware – Gladstone Park Festival Committee

A huge thanks to everyone for making the Gladstone Park Fun Day such a wonderful day for everyone. I wish I could also thank the sun for coming out in the nick of time, which really was the icing on the cake.

The feedback we got from the public was extremely happy and positive – everyone seemed to be having a really good time.  The turnout was much better than I had expected and I think no one was disappointed.

Special thanks to all the staff from Brent Parks services who worked non stop and were so quick so sort out generator issues,   and other teething problems.  Also thanks to George Irvin Snr & Jnr for bringing a really great fun fair – those water balls were one of the big hits of the day!  Thanks also to Mike Evans for sorting out those rickshaws which were a huge draw.  They looked great,  all festooned with flowers, and were such a fantastic and popular addition to the event. The riders worked really hard and I know they worked for longer than they were supposed to, but seemed to enjoy themselves.  The roller  skating workshops were fantastic and lots of parents told me what a  brilliant organization Rolladome is – they were particularly impressed with the  instructors.  To Phil and Greg and all the folk at Kilburn Cosmos – thanks for getting it set up in such short time, without any fuss and for getting those kiddies laughing and  running around!  Thanks to  Brent Play for bringing the ever popular bouncy castle which was being well bounced on, and for showing what a great service you provide.  To Sally Long for bringing back the wonderful Woofstock dog show in such a short time span and making it look so easy.  Also many thanks to Chris Howard for coming up trumps with the PA system which was absolutely invaluable. And not forgetting the Madhatters Theatre Co, who got big crowds with their performances and pulled out the stops for some fantastic outdoor theatre!

What more did the punters need?  It was exactly the kind of day that I and Martin had envisaged; something for everyone in our community.

Sorry to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech but you all needed to be thanked, and it just goes to show how important, organizations like the GPCC, DHHT and Brent Arts Council, (with invaluable support from Brent Council) are, in helping to create a fantastic local community.

With best wishes

Annabella

Annabella Ware – Gladstone Park Festival Committee

Debbie Poole – Inter Surgical

The mirrors were a great success – many thanks.

Debbie Poole – Inter Surgical

Wendy Drinkwater and Andrea Murphy – Manchester United

Thanks – was a great success

Wendy Drinkwater and Andrea Murphy – Manchester United

Holly Lamden – Kids Company

Went down to the fair on Sat. was really good. So nice to see families out enjoying themselves and such a nice atmosphere!!

Holly Lamden – Kids Company

Michael Grier – Kier Hardie School/Tate and Lyle

George. The Candy Floss Stall was a roaring success at our Fairtrade event last Thursday. I was manning the chocolate milk shake – Fairtrade of course! – machine next to the Candy Floss and was very aware of the young lady – forgotten her name – mentioning and explaining Fairtrade to virtually every customer in her almost unbroken queue of customers which lasted most of the 4 hours we were open for business.  T&L Fairtrade sugar was on prominent display throughout. Many thanks for your part in arranging this.

Michael Grier – Kier Hardie School/Tate and Lyle

Linda Elsdon – Leslie Elsdon Events Ltd

Dear George. Many thanks to you and your staff for making our event such a great success on July 3, 2010.  The London City Charity Fun Day was an excellent day and enjoyed by everyone.  Please thank all your staff for their help and assistance on July 3.

Linda Elsdon – Leslie Elsdon Events Ltd

Zafar Syed – Noor ul Islam

First of all on behalf of Noor Ul Islam Trust I thank you and all your staff for putting up a great work on the week end. The event was a huge success and our people have appreciated the variety of rides they got this year. Originally it was a good idea from you to arrange it over two days as it will generate more income for you and for us and I think it worked out very well. Well done to you and to your team as well. I need to arrange a meeting with you to arrange for the next year event. We are thinking to do the next year event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2011 and the set up on Friday 1st July 2011.

Zafar Syed – Noor ul Islam

Martin Hyde – Shining Wit

Morning George, Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with West Quay, Thomas and his crew did you proud. Regards

Martin Hyde – Shining Wit

Jim Hollyman – Bolton Fairtrade

I am emailing to again express the thanks of our Fairtrtade in Bolton group for your wonderful support with the Tate and Lyle Fairtrade Candy Floss stall. Tiffany and Chloe did another marvellous job of helping us promote Fairtrade at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival over the last weekend, and we really apppreciate their hard work .

Jim Hollyman – Bolton Fairtrade

Elena, Michael & Zac – Zac Birthday Party

I just wanted to thank you and your sister for your excellent work at our party on Monday. Thank you both so much for your professionalism – the ride was beautiful and spotless – as well as the patience and kindness with with you treated our younger guests. You must have been exhausted by the end of the day!

Elena, Michael & Zac – Zac Birthday Party

Mark Niemierko – Niemierko

George, what grand fun! Worked out a treat. Candy floss is a must at all my weddings in the future.

Mark Niemierko – Niemierko

Karen Johnson – John Wesley School

I would just like to thank you and Maryanne for all that you did for our firework evening on Sunday, everything went really well and Maryanne and her team were excellent, great communication and very helpful. Hopefully you will be able to help us out again next year.

Karen Johnson – John Wesley School

Patrick Toland – Richmond Athletics Club

Hi George, The feedback was very good this year. Everybody enjoyed themselves and the choice of rides was spot on. A healthy mix of adult and kids rides. Thank you once again.

Patrick Toland – Richmond Athletics Club

Archie Archer – Contraband

This is what my client said:- “Yesterday was great. And the guys were all great too! – I had some lovely popcorn about midnight.”

Archie Archer – Contraband

Tim Slater – Park Club

Everything went smoothly at the weekend  – Saturday was a particularly good day as there was the Christmas Market, Meet Santa and his real reindeer, the Reptile farm as well as all your units.

Tim Slater – Park Club

Lynne Bogdan – Bridgend County Borough Council

Thanks for everything over the last few weeks over the Ice Rink;; it all went well on Saturday.  Hope Richard and the other boys got home safely. Can you pass our thanks onto them? I will recommend your company to anyone that asks.

Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year

Lynne Bogdan – Bridgend County Borough Council