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2014 Event Dates/Details Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th July

posted 7 Oct 2011, 04:33 by Joe Roberts   [ updated 28 Oct 2014, 08:48 ]
 
NATASCHA ENGEL M.P. NOT ONLY SUPPORTS OUR EVENT
SHE PARTICIPATES. 
 
YOU TOO ARE INVITED
 
 
 
 2 DAY ARMED FORCES EVENT   
SAT 12th SUN 13th JULY  2014
ON POOLSBROOK COUNTRY PARK
S43 3WL

DAKOTA DAY






 

 
 
 TAKE A LOOK BACK TO 2013




 
REVIEWS & FEEDBACK 2013
 
 
The High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Derek Mapp, escorted and assisted Margaret Twomlow, the Retiring President of Staveley and District Branch of The Royal British Legion who officially opened the event. For many years Margaret has supported and served the Royal British Legion and it was felt by the SAFVA committee that this was a fitting tribute to her.
 
 
 
Margaret expressed the pleasure she felt when opening the event and said the ceremony was made all the more eventful for her by being escorted by such a gentleman.
 
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The High Sheriff of Derbyshire Derek Mapp and his wife Karen prior to their participation in the mile long march from Staveley Market Place to Poolsbrook Country Park.
 
 
 Quotation from the High Sheriff

"Please support SAFVA as I did last year. This is a great charitable association that helps raise our awareness of our Country’s Armed Forces past and present and in addition essential other local charities such as the Scouts, Cadets, local schools and other organisations. It is a vital piece of our community structure and raises funds to invest locally by great events and fundraising. I was proud as High Sheriff in 2013to help SAFVA continue its progress."

Derek

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A request by the Committee for feedback from the
Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield Cllr. Paul Stone and Mrs. Barbara Wallace resulted in a visit to the Mayors Chambers and a photo session for Joe our Chair.
Both the Mayor and Mayoress expressed their pleasure at being part of the 2013 event. Both were particularly impressed by the Sunday Service and the way it was conducted. They felt that Reverend Jocelyn Lewis, Reverend Kevin Ball and Sergeant Major Stewie Adams identified and projected the meaning of an Armed Forces Event. The committee were congratulated for the professional and successful way they had hosted this event and wished them further successes in the future. 
 
 
 
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The Committee are pictured with Cllr. Martin Thacker M.B.E. JP (5th from left) in Derby Cathederal.
All were guests of the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Derek Mapp.
(From left to right)
Kevin Hill, John Gerrard, Graham Weighill, Marion Gerrard,
Mary White, Joe Roberts and Margaret Cooper.

 
Councillor Thacker gave the following quote about the 2013 event 
 
 

"Dear Joe thank you very much for the CD rom of pictures from the event. They serve as a wonderful reminder for all those who were present. Jean and I appreciated those that featured the service on Sunday which we attended. We are also grateful for the kind remarks in your letter.

You and your committee are commended for a well organised weekend. Thank you for all you do to support our armed forces.

The 2014 proposed event will be especially poignant since we will also be remembering the sacrifice of the many who gave their lives during the First World War. The nation is mindful of the dedication of Britain's armed forces in the service of all. We should demonstrate our appreciation of them."

 

Regards,

Martin


 

 

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Pictured in Calow Church are the Reverend Kevin Ball Rector of Calow, a member of Staveley and District the Royal British Legion the Royal Army Chaplains Department and Joe Roberts Chairperson of SAFVA and Staveley and District the Royal British Legion. Once again Kevin is to take the lead on preparing services to show respect and tributes to our Armed Forces personnel in recognition of what we owe to them. Saturday the 12th July will be a Remembrance Service mainly in relation to WW1 but encompassing all sacrifices made on behalf of us all.



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IN 2013 WE WELCOMED
 THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED

    WEST YORKSHIRE FIRE BRIGADE BAND 
 
WHICH  LED  OUR SATURDAY 13 JULY
PARADE FROM STAVELEY MARKET PLACE 
TO THE POOLSBROOK COUNTRY PARK EVENT SITE IN FINE STYLE.


FIREBAND GROUP



CHESTER


DONCASTER

DONCASTER
            
Whilst we have chosen an alternative marching band for 2014, we know that the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade Band, like the Committee and visitors, saw 2013 as a joint success. 
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WE WERE ALSO PROUD TO WELCOME BACK 
THE AWARD WINNING

IRELAND COLLIERY CHESTERFIELD BAND
OUR LOCAL BAND
 
 LED THE SUNDAY 13 JULY

 FORCES TRIBUTE CHURCH PARADE

                                             


ICCB BAND




MOVIE NIGHT




AN EVENING WITH CHESNEY HAWKES



The Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band is not just a local band, it is one of our all year round supporters, needless to say the support will be seen again on the 

Sunday of the 2014 Event.


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ANOTHER  CELEBRITY VISITOR WAS EXPECTED 

FOR SATURDAY/SUNDAY

13th/14th JULY2013 

A B.O.B FLIGHT DAKOTA
HOWEVER A BIRD STRUCK THE NOSECONE AND THE FLYPAST WAS UNFORTUNATELY ABORTED




2013 ALSO SAW
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BIKER BRANCH
WHO WERE WELCOME PARTICIPANTS
BEARING
A STANDARD TO BE PROUD OF
"LEST WE FORGET"


THE BIKER BRANCH MEMBERS 
ARE NO STRANGERS
TO CHESTERFIELD
 

 

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THIS EVENT SUPPORTS
THE BOROUGH OF CHESTERFIELD'S
RECOGNITION OF OUR COUNTRY'S
ARMED FORCES
 

 

Each year we promote, manage and control this event we see new faces and make new friends, our aim is to continue this trend and in doing so develop the Armed Forces Event into one of the areas prime visitor attractions. Staveley, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are important to us as they are to you, so with the communities support we will achieve our goal. 


Whilst local government bodies and service providers assist us where possible, this event can only be financed fully by our fundraising activities including a grand raffle. we hope that you will give your support to these efforts.


The Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association is a not for profit organisation which supports the awareness of our Country's Armed Forces past, present and future together with community and charity groups as well as cadets, scouts, schools and other youth organisations. This year was no exception and only minimal charges for sites were levied in order that fundraising could be undertaken and where possible a contribution to the cost of the event encouraged. Entrance to the event site on Poolsbrook Country Park remains free, car parking for the the event will be just £1.00 per visit, vehicles carrying disabled persons and the appropriate badges will be accommodated free
and where possible within a short distance of the site. 


Whilst our locality was historically a coal mining industry centre where many of our families and friends were employed. It has also been a traditional recruiting source for our Country's Armed Forces many of whom were also miners and upon demob even returned to the pits. This event is for the benefit of all and will, we hope, assist the integrated communities we live in. 




 

            



          


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