Back the Bank – Roles without Royalty

Field

Area to support Field
Key activities you could help with Promoting stall bookings
Assisting with organising arena acts before the event
Assisting with the running of the arena on the day
Assisting with directing stall holders on the morning of the carnival
Litter picking on carnival day
Helping set up the field the day before carnival (putting out tables and chairs, helping erect gazebos, putting out signs etc)Helping clear up the day after carnival (taking down gazebos, putting chairs and tables away, taking down signs)
Approximate amount of your time throughout a typical year Activities before carnival, it could be a few hours here and there. Helping on carnival day, or for the set up and clearing up, you could offer to do a couple of hours. Running the arena would be the whole of carnival day (but with a prime seat to watch all the action!)
Skills / interests that match this role would include: No special skills required for most jobs. For running the arena, being assertive (to make sure people are where they should be) would be helpful.
Contact for further information: Charlotte Shepard charlotteshepard@live.co.uk

Back the Bank – Roles Available

If you want to volunteer some of your time to support Astwoo Bank in any of the following roles please coma ling and find out more on Monday the 10th of February at The Bell. Anytime between 6pm and 9pm

Marketing inc PR

Astwood Bank in Bloom

Raffle

Field

Events (Other than Carnival)

Light up the Bank for Christmas

Charities Liaison

Carnival Day VIPs

Marshalling / Road Closures / Remembrance Sunday

Sponsorship and Advertising

Procession

Back the Bank – Volunteer your time and skills

Raffle

Area to support Raffle
Key activities you could help with Contacting/visiting companies to arrange raffle prizes
Organising ticket printing
Allocating and delivering of tickets
Selling tickets
Collecting used tickets
Collating ticket stubs/monies
Selling carnival day (route and field)
Folding carnival day
Contacting winners & delivering prizes
Approximate amount of your time throughout a typical year  1 -2 days/month March – June
½ day/week June-July
1 day carnival week + carnival day & Sunday contacting winners & delivering prizes 
Skills / interests that match this role would include: Outward going & confident to approach companies for prizes and people to purchase tickets 
Contact for further information:  Alison Flower 07767274437 aflower@blueyonder.co.uk

Back the Bank – Roles without Royalty

Astwood Bank in Bloom

Area to support Astwood Bank in Bloom
Key activities you could help with Help out on volunteer days such as spring bulb planting
Become a team member for planned environmental work in Overdale Park and Hoopers
Help maintain / water flower beds and troughs that could be outside your home
Help organise fund raising events
Help our entry into Britain in Bloom in 2020
We are open to ideas just share them with us
Approximate amount of your time throughout a typical year Could range from 5 minutes a day for watering to a day a month helping planting and environmental work
Skills / interests that match this role would include: Gardening (but not essential), being outdoors and meeting new people, seeing the colourful results bloom every year!
Contact for further information: Colin Bates, 07971 175474, colinbates96@gmail.com

Back the Bank – Roles without Royalty

Marketing inc PR

Area to support Marketing inc PR
Key activities you could help with Writing copy for social media including the website
Website design
Management of branding
Producing press releases for local press
Ensuring photos are taken and available
Working with each event organiser to ensure there is marketing support to promote their event
Approximate amount of your time throughout a typical year 1 – 2 days per month on average
Skills / interests that match this role would include: Love of creative writing / Marketing or PR experience /  Social media understanding
Contact for further information: Colin Bates, 07971 175474, colinbates96@gmail.com

Bold is Beautiful

Thank you to Hollywood Monster for creating and providing us with this beautiful banner. You can see the really thing soon on the main traffic lights on The Bank.

Back the Bank

The Astwood Bank in Bloom team today started work on Overdale park with plans to improve the wildlife habitat. First job was to clear out the pond. You can see the amazing impact they made in just two hours through the before, during and after photos.

To find out more about the exciting plans for Overdale park, and to see if there is anything you could do to help the team in anyway please do come along to the ‘Back your Bank’ evening at The Bell on Monday 10th Feb any time between 18:00 and 21:00.

Redditch Lottery first draw this Saturday evening 18th Jan 2020

This is a great opportunity to support the work of Astwood Bank Community Group in everything that it does such as running the Carnival and giving thousands of pounds away each year to local groups and good causes. Even better you get the opportunity to win up to £25,000.

Each ticket costs £1 and consists of six numbers. When you buy your ticket 50% of the ticket price goes to your chosen local good cause.

We would love you to choose Astwood Bank Community Group so that you will help us to continue to generate funds to support local good causes. Visit redditchcommunitylottery.co.uk