Par­ents iden­ti­fied as per­fect Barn­aby helpers

Macclesfield Express - - HALLOWEEN HORRORS -

BARN­ABY Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers are ap­peal­ing for vol­un­teers for next year’s fes­ti­val – and say mums and dads are per­fectly placed to help.

Whether writ­ing, stew­ard­ing, run­ning com­pe­ti­tions or dis­tribut­ing brochures, there are 100s of roles that can be car­ried out by busy par­ents with a pas­sion for the com­mu­nity.

Jody Sher­ratt, vol­un­teer and dad to Noah, said: “I want my chil­dren to grow up in a town where cul­ture is on their doorstep.

“I’ve done a bit of every­thing for Barn­aby over the past few years – from sourc­ing re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties to or­gan­is­ing print­ing. There’s a great at­mos­phere among the team and I’ve man­aged to fit in what I can around my day job and be­ing a dad.”

Fiona Bai­ley, former trustee and vol­un­teer, said: “I’ve found it ex­hil­a­rat­ing to be in­volved in Barn­aby and have helped out where I can.

“I’d not worked while the chil­dren were small and found vol­un­teer­ing at Barn­aby a great way to get my head around the world of work and learn some new skills in a fun and friendly en­vi­ron­ment.”

The next open meet­ing is at 7.30pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 23, at The Tea Kitchen, Old Sun­day School. To get in­volved email dan@ barn­abyfes­ti­val.org.uk.

●● Vol­un­teer Jody Sher­ratt and his son Noah

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