More than 450 children, teenagers and adults from the village enjoyed the open air screening of ‘Grease’. The film was preceded by many events for children in a party atmosphere. All funds raised  are in support of the registered charity, Lympstone Pre-School. Our thanks to Vicki Drinkwater and the organising team for a brilliant day, enjoyed by all who attended.

Vicki’s report is here:

On behalf of Lympstone Preschool, I managed to secure big lottery funding to hold a free community open air cinema event. Lympstone Film Society ran a children’s film Trolls in the village hall where over 100 attended, we had a late afternoon of entertainment in Candys field with MadDog Discos, balloon modelling & circus activities with Professor Bumble, bouncy castle & face painting with Party Wiz, Hog Roast from Kings Garden Centre, drinks with The Swan, Lympstone’s mobile bar ‘The Signet’ Gladiator Duel fun courtesy of Lympstone Youth Club, popcorn & candyfloss with Pop Goes the Weasel, ice creams from divine ices…then the evening film ‘Grease’ from skylight cinemas! We had just under 500 people attending for the evening film with more villagers joining us for the afternoon fun! We also held a raffle with amazing prizes donated by Lympstone Manor, Exeter Chiefs Tom Johnson, World of Country Life & Olympia Casting Studio, Exmouth!
We had an amazing day which was an opportunity to bring together all ages of the community to celebrate the young people of the village! The event was run by Lympstone Preschool and because of the generosity of the Big Lottery’s grant we were able to provide it free of charge for all which attended. Profits from the raffle, food & refreshment sales went towards the Lympstone preschool general fundraising campaign with a donation being made to the Lympstone Youth Club for their refurbishment project.
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in volunteering their time and resources to make this event such a success! Our small team of volunteers from Lympstone Preschool and Lympstone Parish Council worked their socks off and the Royal Marines at CTCRM were particularly helpful in providing man power in setting up the field!
Thank you all so much!!