Free Charity BBQ & Fun Day

2017 event

Sunday July 16th

Free Charity BBQ in Milton in aid of Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

A superb friendly family event, the sun shone, the burgers sizzled and the children played.

Apples were bobbed, coconuts toppled, and mini boats raced whilst the adults could either test their strength or simply enjoy a drink and chat to friends in the outdoors. Around 500 people visited during the day including the Mayor and Mayoress of both Burton and Derby City.  The Mayor of Derby City has selected Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre to be one of his chosen charities for this year.Three days after the event the total money raised for this worthy cause was £7,601 but the total is still rising as additional donations come in. A magnificent effort and a huge thank you to the volunteers on the day without whom the event would not have been possible.Thanks also to everyone who helped or supported and to Duncan who organised the event and was still smiling even after 12 hours cooking on the BBQ, a true gentleman.

Free BBQ and Fun Day – Sunday July 10th 2016

Over 300 people came along to enjoy an afternoon and evening of BBQ, music and games.

Duncan Hogg, a local Milton resident, and his team of dedicated helpers,  organised a superb   family event in aid of Derbyshire Childrens’ Holiday Centre, held at The Swan in Milton. Everything was free – funds were raised by individual donations, and donations for the BBQ food, games and raffle.

For the children there was a bouncy castle, coconut shy, and Ted’s Treasure Hunt. For the adults a test of strength game and model boat racing. With music playing in the background the atmosphere was akin to a lively country garden party.

The lady Mayor of Derby, Councillor Linda Winter, visited to show support for the cause and performed the official opening of the Treasure Hunt.

An amazing £7,005 was raised for the Derbyshire Childrens’ Holiday Centre, thank you to all who helped and supported.