Over Festival 2017 Report – Volunteer Jenny Birkett reports on her first Over Festival experience….
..being a new volunteer, I was impressed to see how the volunteers got on with our jobs in good humour. After Friday’s preparation it was great to see the Festival take shape on Saturday morning in time for the visitors.
My role was to help in the refreshment tent very ably organised by Margaret. The donated cakes just appeared, and I soon got into the team effort providing cuppas and cake. Maggie asked me to take some photos too, so I could excuse myself from the washing up and enjoy what was going on around the site.
The weather was kind, so our visitors were able to enjoy all the Festival had to offer, relaxing by the water, listening to music, watching the model boats, the trip boats and a lively demonstration by the Gloucestershire Fire Service Search and Rescue team.
I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the volunteer team, which by working together created a very successful event.