15th/16th July 2022...
What a weekend!!
Summer 2022 saw the welcome return of Groove on the Green after a 2 year break. The much-loved beer and music festival, in its new, sunny, mid-July slot, welcomed many hundreds of Walgrave regulars as well as visitors from across the county and beyond.
This year we were very excited to extend the festival by kicking off proceedings on Friday evening with a brand new comedy night event. We welcomed three excellent comics to the stage and after an evening with lots of laughter and general hilarity we have decided to make it an annual event!
Saturday’s Family Fun Day was next on the agenda, bringing together tons of attractions and entertainment hosted by local groups and charities. The sun shone, the Pimms flowed and with the help of some stellar performances from many talented local musicians, the music festival was back with a bang and we grooved away into the night. A fabulous time was had by all, while raising money for lots of worthy local causes along the way.
And on this note, we are delighted to announce Groove on the Green 2022 raised over £14,500 for the benefit of local good causes!! Half of this was raised directly by the charities and community groups that came along to participate in the event. A huge well done to them all, what a fantastic result!
The remaining half of the sum was raised through the sale of wristbands, takings from the bars and through donations from our fabulous local sponsors. These funds will also be put to very good use on behalf of residents of Walgrave and the surrounding area.
Firstly, we will make sure we have enough funding to bring you yet another wonderful Groove on the Green weekend next year. Once money for this has been set aside, a pot of funds will be made available that local charitable causes can apply for through a grant process. We’re working on setting this up for early 2023. More information is coming soon and details will be available here and on our social media channels as soon as the process is up and running.
In the meantime we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to run a stall, help set up, or clear up, or generally lend a helping hand over the weekend. Huge thanks also to our brilliant sponsors for their extraordinary generosity, particularly Impact Recruitment, Matthew Oliver Windows, Jackson Grundy Estate Agents, Michael Jones Jewellers and Astraseal, not to mention the multitude of small businesses that sponsored our beer barrels - you all rock!
And not forgetting all of you wonderful Walgrave residents who came along to this year’s comedy night, family fun day, music and beer festival, or all three! Thank you and we hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did.
And finally, now you’ve all had time to recover from this year’s festivities, you can start counting down to some more Groove on the Green fun next summer….