Charity total is in! Well done everyone!

Once again Blackpool Carers’ Centre was chosen as the charity partner of the Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival, held at Blackpool Cricket Club and Stanley Park.

The festival hosted teams from across the UK, all competing for the titles of Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Champions!

BHF is famed for its impressive range of social mixers and activities and Blackpool Carers’ Centre was proud to be a part of the team making this year’s festival the best so far!

This year’s Friday night social theme was a Beach Party, complete with a surf simulator ride and fancy dress grass skirts and leis. Even our Blackpool weather held out, it was glorious!


Our Volunteer Jo, and her team of volunteers did a fantastic job all weekend, not only collecting donations on the team party buses to Blackpool town centre and selling the grass skirts and leis, but helping to raise awareness of carers’ issues to both players and visitors in the park.

A Cookie Eating Challenge took place during the weekend with the winner, Marc Pixton, munching 5 Maryland Cookies in 49.89 seconds – very impressive!

Cookie Challenge Win#71D3FF
^Marc with his prize from Burton’s Biscuits

We are extremely grateful to Burton’s Biscuits for donating the cookies and also the prize of a huge hamper filled with biscuits and goodies for the winner.

A special thank you must also go to the umpires who raised £400 of the total between them in fines!

A huge thank you goes to all the teams, officials, the Blackpool Hockey Festival committee and volunteers who made this year a great success and helped to raise the fantastic sum of £1514.55 for us.

See you again next Easter, for more fun, games and an even bigger and better event!

Source: Blackpool Carers’ Centre