Springfest Frome success

31 March 2014

Following the success of our Springfest event in Highbridge, we held a second event for residents and the local community on Saturday 29 March at The Cheese and Grain in Frome.

The event offered a free, fun, family day out, and was attended by over 150 people - residents and members of the local community. Knightstone Director of Resources Duncan Brown, and Board member Barrie Dale attended, and local Councillor Carole Bullen came along to show her support.

The event gave residents the opportunity to meet the Knightstone Team who work in their area, find out what services we provide and how they can access them, including housing and benefit advice.

Money and energy saving advice was provided by Frome Energy volunteers, 3 Solutions and our Income team. ‘Glenda the lender’ loan shark also featured to warn visitors of the risks of high interest rate loans.

The event was supported by local companies including the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, Fair Frome, Somerset Skills and Learning, Young People Frome and many others.

Visitors were kept busy with circus skills, African drumming and willow weaving, and were encouraged to collect stamps from the stalls to be entered into a prize draw to win High Street vouchers.

Duncan Brown, Director of Resources said “The event has given our residents the chance to learn about the services we offer, as well as those provided by other organisations in a fun, friendly environment. It’s been a great day that’s given us the opportunity to engage with residents and people from the local community, and partner with local organisations to address residents’ concerns and offer advice.”

One resident who attended the event said, “I’ve really enjoyed the event, and discovered a lot of useful information about the services provided by Knightstone. My highlight was seeing my son do the tightrope walking with the circus people. I’m glad he didn’t fall off! It’s great that Knightstone hold events like this in my local community and I hope they return again next year.”

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