The rain failed to stop the crowds turning out and the party atmosphere went on all day. Sadly, ‘Sport England‘, our main sponsors for the build, were unable to attend. Essex County Council gave us £20,000 and Sue Lissemore, one of their councillors, did us the honour of cutting the tape with the help of a couple of our cadets. Thanks to Ian Leavett and John Carter who served up the BBQ and to Lou and Jo, for keeping our glasses topped up on what was a long and busy session for them. We danced the night away to some excellent music from ‘Funktion Junction’.
Slight scare in the morning when we couldn’t open the changing room door. The door handle was broken and we had to ‘post’ a cadet through one of the windows to open it. We have now fitted a new lock with a new code. If you need the code then please see one of the Committee, and please do ensure that you do not pass the code on to any non-members!