Special Events

Welcome to the Special Events page! This is a chance for those of you who cannot commit to weekly projects to have a chance to volunteer at one or all of our 7 events throughout the year! This is a chance to engage with kids or the elderly from the local community in a variety of fun ways. You can volunteer for all or just one of these events across the year. 

If you’re interested in taking part in any of our Special Events listed below; please contact Project Leaders Josie Deedes, Rachel Addison or Emily Cashmore:

j.deedes-vincke-16@student.lboro.ac.uk

r.addison-15@student.lboro.ac.uk 

e.a.cashmore-14@student.lboro.ac.uk

 

Or sign up at the bottom of the page to be emailed when we have events coming up.

Alternatively, join our 2017/18 Facebook page to be kept up to date:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/129358944388921/

Christmas Tea Dance – Sunday 26th November (times to be confirmed)

The Tea Dance is the one of the most popular events held and it is highly recognised within Action, having won an Action Award for the 'Most Outstanding Contribution to the Community'. 

Action volunteers organise a truly memorable afternoon for elderly residents where the supply of tea and cakes never runs out and the music evokes memories of days gone by. With music supplied by Tuxedo Swing, this popular occasion is loved by all who take part and is certainly one to look forward to, and this year we’re planning two! So if you fancy a go at the Quickstep, Charleston or Foxtrot, come down and let our guests show you how it’s really done! The presence of the Mayor and Mayoress, who usually attend, adds yet another dimension to this already special event. 

A Flick Down Memory Lane – Sunday 3rd December 1:30-4:30

This event is run in partnership with Flix, Loughborough Students’ Cinema. Action volunteers become old fashioned cinema ushers and usherettes, creating the feel of a traditional cinema experience for our local elderly residents where a Christmas film will be played, with a refreshments interval. This is always a really enjoyable afternoon experience and a lovely Special Event to be involved in.
 

Kids Christmas Party – Saturday 9th December 12:30-3:30

This is a wonderful event for children to enjoy singing Christmas carols and meeting Santa. They will get to make Christmas cards, play Christmas themed games and take home a little gift from Santa! Volunteers are needed to oversee the children’s games and activities, and simply get into the Christmas spirit!

A Flick Down Memory Lane – Sunday 18th February 1:30- 4:30

This event is run in partnership with Flix, Loughborough Students’ Cinema. Action volunteers become old fashioned cinema ushers and usherettes, creating the feel of a traditional cinema experience for our local elderly residents.  A nostalgic film will be played, with a refreshments interval. This is always a really enjoyable afternoon experience and a lovely Special Event to be involved in.

Kids Easter party – Saturday 3rd March (Times to be confirmed)

Local school pupils will have an easter themed day of eggstreme fun! Volunteers will be needed to oversee the numerous activities and help out with the easter egg hunt too!

 

Themed Tea Dance - Sunday 29th April (Times to be confirmed) 

This year we are celebrating one of the most popular special events, the tea dance, by organising a mad hatter themed tea dance! Action volunteers team up with Tux to produce an extremely fun and memorable event vor he community. There wll be themed decorations and music as well as a colourful array of cakes just like Alice in Wonderlands Mad Hatter Tea party!

 

Community Fun Day - Sunday 20th May 2018  12 - 4pm

This wonderful summer event sees students and the local community come together for a fantastic, fun-filled day based on a traditional village fête, and also brings down the curtain on our Special Events calendar. The fun never stops with donkey rides, a bouncy castle, coconut shie and Punch & Judy being just a few of the attractions. Volunteers run stalls, paint faces, braid hair, run races, man the information point and much, much more, generally helping to make the event the success that it always is!


Recruitment for volunteers will be done a few weeks prior to each event, so if you like the sound of any event, sign up below and keep your calendar free and eyes peeled for our emails/Facebook posts. Please make sure you are all a part of our Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1650355258536957/

For any event involving kids, volunteers will need to have a DBS check - please see the below information on this:

Click here for DBS (formerly known as CRB) information

 

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