Bakkavor’s Spalding Party in the Park raises £5,000 for air ambulance

Spalding Guardian photographer Tim Wilson climbed to the top of the Roger Tuby helter-skelter for this shot of the crowd and the stage. SG230716-217TW
Spalding Guardian photographer Tim Wilson climbed to the top of the Roger Tuby helter-skelter for this shot of the crowd and the stage. SG230716-217TW

Bakkavor’s Party in the Park had everything, including a new world record set for the longest time spent welly-wanging.

Terry Moore, who chairs the organising committee, said the welly-wanging involved all-comers for more than five hours and they’re waiting for confirmation of the record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

All the fun of the fair on the Disco Fever ride. Photo (TIM WILSON) SG230716-201TW

All the fun of the fair on the Disco Fever ride. Photo (TIM WILSON) SG230716-201TW

More than 2,200 people converged on Springfields in Spalding for the two day event with live music, a fun fair and more. It’s expected the party will raise around £5,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Bakkavor’s Got Talent saw break-dancer Daniel Rutowski, of Highbridge, win the £1,000 first prize, followed by Spalding Bakkavor entrants Jonah Vieira, who played guitar and won £250, and singer Amy Dixon, who also won £250.

The staff event was open to the general public on Saturday night.

Mr Moore said: “We had two very good days.”

A ride on the Victorian Gallopers for Joe and Megan Cowell. SG230716-215TW

A ride on the Victorian Gallopers for Joe and Megan Cowell. SG230716-215TW

Emma Buckberry and Tara Johnston chill out on their sofa. SG230716-206TW

Emma Buckberry and Tara Johnston chill out on their sofa. SG230716-206TW

Evie Pont stays cool with an ice cream. SG230716-183TW

Evie Pont stays cool with an ice cream. SG230716-183TW

Two of the hard working party makers, Steve Scholes and Adrian Theyer. SG230716-218TW

Two of the hard working party makers, Steve Scholes and Adrian Theyer. SG230716-218TW

Perfect spot for a picnic - Louis Taylor, Jodie Taylor, Lynda Parker, Sian Groves and Hannah Groves. SG230716-208TW

Perfect spot for a picnic - Louis Taylor, Jodie Taylor, Lynda Parker, Sian Groves and Hannah Groves. SG230716-208TW

Party makers Janet Prescott, Pat Baxter and Trevor Shearwood get a kick out of the weekend. SG230716-182TW

Party makers Janet Prescott, Pat Baxter and Trevor Shearwood get a kick out of the weekend. SG230716-182TW

Ring side seats at Bakkavors Party in the Park. SG230716-197TW

Ring side seats at Bakkavors Party in the Park. SG230716-197TW

Bubbles for Faith Robinson, Mylei Hollis and Casey Robinson. SG230716-211TW

Bubbles for Faith Robinson, Mylei Hollis and Casey Robinson. SG230716-211TW

Bakkavor Party in the Park at Springfields.
Dennis Tennant warm's-up the party with classic numbers ANL-160724-112939001

Bakkavor Party in the Park at Springfields. Dennis Tennant warm's-up the party with classic numbers ANL-160724-112939001