The Barefoot Walk was the brainchild of Lee Todd who wanted to draw people’s attention to the plight of those unfortunate people around the world who go barefoot every day – but not by choice. Lee started a charity called Shoe-Aid, which collects your unwanted shoes and sends them to places they are needed. So far, Lee has sent over 30,000 pairs of shoes to Africa with the help of The National Police Aid Convoy.
The Barefoot Walk is a great family day. Take a stroll around the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Park (it’s not a race!) and enjoy the free music festival and all the amusements and stalls we have – with the added bonus that you are doing your bit for charity.
Come for the walk, stay for the entertainment and please bring any unwanted pairs of shoes with you to go in the Shoe-Aid bins.
There has been a change of plan for future datesof ‘Taste in the Park’..
We had a great event at Newcastle Circus in the Park Estate on 19 April, with lots of stalls and activities for all the family. There was also a great selection of local talent to entertain us.
The Park Estate Board reviewed the event at their recent Board meeting. This is their response to our event booking:
‘It was noted that the event itself was not problematic or over intrusive and the site was left clean & tidy, which was appreciated. The Circuses are offered free of charge on a ‘not for profit’ usage and it was felt that such usage ought to be by organisations from within the Estate and should be for the benefit of the Estate and its residents.
Accordingly, having discussed the matter, the Board have advised that permissions for use of the Circuses will, in future, only be granted to accredited organisations from within the Estate, or ‘partner organisations’ such as the Police, and will decline the bookings for proposed future dates for ‘Taste in the Park’ made by The Nottingham Institute / Tiger Community Enterprise.’
We are therefore in the process of planning alternative venues for Taste In The Park and will announce future venues and dates as soon as we have them confirmed.
We would like to thank all the visitors who came along in April, including Park residents, and hope you will continue to support us in our future ventures.