The closing date for nominations is April 18th. Please pick up a nomination form from the post office or Cost cutters or request for an electronic one. The guidelines are the young person must be 11-18yrs, must live in hopeman or contribute to the Hopeman community. We are looking for individuals to congratulate for their achievements, dedication, overcoming a challenge or supporting others.
Do you wish to Advertise in our programme?
Please contact us directly ASAP if you wish to place an advert. The programme is delivered to all households in Hopeman and Cummingston (new this year) as well as community outlets.
Tent sitters needed
We need tent sitters both during some gaps in the programme and also overnight. If your family would like an unusual sleepover or you are happy to pop by and man the tent while the team have a break or at other locations please get in touch for more details.
We have an endless supply of coffee while you sit and will have a community jigsaw or colouring poster to keep you busy
There are many ways to help the gala, please pick up an extra packet of biscuits and donate in our boxes, there will be one at the school reception until the end of the summer term and one in Hopeman Sands café from Monday 16th April until the gala begins.
Early Bird Tickets
You can purchase tickets for the gala dance throughout April at a reduce early price. This year we have local band Scenix headlining the evening. Tickets available in both the Post office and Costcutters Now.
Sponsorships– The gala committee continue to work hard to make the gala sustainable for the future, we have focused on sponsorship this year of individual events and are receiving some great support. We will soon be launching the names of this year’s sponsors and we would like to thank both returning sponsors and new first time sponsors.
Spring cleaning-why not have a sort out of your cupboards and garage or that toy box. We will be hosting our annual car boot sale during the fete on Saturday 21st July. Book your place now and get organised early!
We rely on every little bit of help. You can help in lots of ways from supporting a group you attend to help, to coming down to the marquee and getting stuck in, baking for the many coffee mornings, church services etc, donating items to raffles. Key roles at present are a new secretary and a new treasurer for gala 2019 but available to shadow our current treasurer in Gala 2018. If you want more information or to make an offer of volunteering please contact us.
Update– the programme is almost finalised, this years new events are a comedy night, a cheese & wine launch to the Hopeman Art groups exhibition and nerf sessions in the marquee. We will have some new fitness family sessions too
Youth helpers- we are developing different ways to volunteer, we are already set up to be able to help young people gain a saltire aware for their volunteering, a great way to gain something for your cv while helping the community. Get in touch if you would like us to register you to work towards a Saltire award with us
Bar Volunteers we run a bar rota throughout the gala, this year we are expecting to have 5 bar nights, if you could take a 2 hour shift please get in touch
Please try our Facebook page as well