20th Anniversary Event – Sunday 14th July 2019

A message from the Chairman

Mark Rattenberry, the chair of Sunningmead Community Association would like to sincerely thank all those who volunteered help, leading up to and including the day of the 20th Anniversary on Sunday 14th July.  Their help was most welcome.  Thank you.

Mark Rattenberry

Winner of the Prize Draw

Pam Smith, who won the Iconia One 10, Tablet, donated by Tescos, Tiverton.

The Sunningmead Anniversary event was a great success.  Joyce Bryant, Sunningmead’s oldest member and one of the longest serving members cut the ribbon and opened the event alongside the Chairman of Sunningmead, Mark Rattenberry.  The Mayor Councilor Slade and his wife were also there.

Tiverton Community Radio hosted the afternoon and were amazing and pulled the event together.  There were lots of acts going on outside, alongside various stalls run by the Sunningmead Youth Club and members of the Sunningmead Committee, various other stalls included Body Shop, Utilities Warehouse and a Glitter tattooist/hair braider.  The acts consisted of Cheer Dance, Tiverton Singers, Diamond Twirler Majorettes, Sunningmead Youth Club, The West End Warblers, Dance Unlimited, Kalashi Tribal Belly Dancers and singer Chris Standford all brilliantly performed.

Lots of food and drink were served inside by Poppy’s Community Kitchen and Sunningmead Bar and the bouncy castle was set up in the hall.  There was also a display in one of the rooms showing pictures of Sunningmead throughout the years, and the Sunningmead Table Tennis club set up a table for people to have a go.

The celebrations went on throughout the evening, curry and paella was on sale and Sunningmead Bar was open.  Again there were various acts during the evening, head lined by Dave Whitmore and Louise Cliff and there were other artists including Stephen Lovering, Magician.

The first prize in the grand draw was an Iconia One 10 Tablet which was won by Pam Smith, the second prize, a meal for four people at the Toucan and wine was won by Joyce Bryant!  Tom Lindus who runs the Exe Valley Table Tennis Club won the pound in a bucket prize, which was £43 and kindly gave it back to the Centre as a donation.

Sunningmead Community Assocation  wish to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who supported the event, the fundraising committee and other committee members, staff, all the volunteers, people and companies that donated raffle prizes, Sunningmead Bar Ltd, Poppy’s and members of the public who took time to come along and make it a great day.

Details of the day.

Afternoon 12 – 4pm

Tiverton Radio – hosting


Tiverton Singers     1pm

Diamond Twister Majorettes 1.30pm

The Warblers (through Caro)    2pm

Line Dancers

Youth Club

Inspirational Arts Drama club – to do a piece from their play.

Take Note         2.30pm

Two Singers (through Caro)



David Garcia  – paella

Poppy’s Food & ice cream



Tombola – Stall

Body shop –Stall

Draw – stall

Youth Club to do various stalls and activities

Display of Sunningmead over the years (Boards on tables).

Possibly Tiverton Fire station may bring a fire engine?

Bouncy Castle?

Face painter – Karina



Evening  7pm – 11pm

Dave Whitmore – singer

Youth Club Poem


Thank you all for coming here today

A huge big thank you we’d like to say

For making this centre what it is

It really is the biz

Did you know all the clubs that are here

And of course we serve first class beer

We are pleased to support the youth of today

Many Volunteers give their time for no pay

Bingo is another event

Oops 2 little ducks I meant

Painting cooking and lifting weights

All ways to come and make new mates

So thank you Sunningmead association

For your work time and dedication

20 years we celebrate today

So just a huge big thank you is what I say

To all the staff and volunteers

Raise your glass  and cheers

20 more years to come

Of providing community fun