Welcome to The Ashdown Weekend
A date for your diary: We are pleased to announce that The Ashdown Weekend 2018 will run from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June 2018.
The Ashdown Summer Party will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018.
The 2018 Fun Run is on 20 May 2018.
For 2018 we are having a different format on Saturday: A slightly less formal party during the evening – but with all of your favourites including a live band, dancing and a bar. So come along with your friends and a picnic to enjoy a night to remember. Tickets for the Ashdown Summer Party are now on sale.
The 5km fun run across the Ashdown Forest will take place on 20 May 2018. You can enter the fun run online (preferred) or on the day.
Forty two years ago, the very first Ashdown Fair programme stated that the chief objective of the whole event is to give parishioners the opportunity of working together in a common project and to provide events to interest all…
Many years later these are still the main aims of The Ashdown Weekend.
The ‘Weekend’ is now spread over three days. We are able to cater for even more interests and all ages. It was originally agreed that any proceeds from The Weekend would be put back into parish organisations, and this has been augmented to include local charities.
Every organisation in the locality has benefited at some time over these past 40 years; children’s groups, the Good Companions, football and cricket clubs, local schools, charitable bodies and many more have all received financial support.
We look forward to seeing you in June.
Graeme Love & Simon Briggs
The Ashdown Weekend Committee