On the scorching sunny summer afternoon of Saturday 14th July 2018, Handsfree Group held their annual Summer Family BBQ at the Urmston Sports Club in Manchester and what a fantastic day it was! Made all the better by the fantastic weather, this year’s event was great fun and extremely memorable.
Local butcher and UK Sausage Champions PJ Howarth & Son attended and brought along a fantastic spread and it’s fair to say it was out of this world, BBQ’d to perfection by Scott and Matt.
A fun Sports Day was held which included a sack race, egg and spoon race and sprints. Medals were given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Well done to all those who firstly participated in the heat of the afternoon and furthermore won a medal.
The one sports event that will be long remembered is Beat the Keeper, where Rocco Johnson broke his wrist saving a penalty! After a trip to the hospital he bravely came back to the BBQ and continued having fun. He may have broken his wrist but he still managed to save the goal!!
Sethish Beatz (DJ)
Handsfree Groups very own, Seth Oduro (who is a DJ in his spare time and is known in the music arena as Sethish Beatz) kindly provided his services as DJ and everyone relaxed to lots of R&B and summer tunes making the atmosphere incredible.
Dogs and Ferrets
A Dog Contest was held for the family pooches to show off their amazing talents. It was MC’d and judged by some of the children which made it all the more fun.
The categories and winners were:
- Most Waggiest Tail; won by Sam Thacker’s dog Monty
- Most Obedient Dog; won again by Monty
- Best Trained; won by Matt Johnson’s dog Poppy
- The dog judges Would Most Like to Take Home; won by Dave Wilson’s dog Oscar
Understandably, there was fierce competition for all the prizes.
James F and his family kindly brought along their two ferrets, Rosie & Rocky. They were a big hit especially with the children, practically every child present had plenty of cuddles and walks with them.
Deborah Bourne commented “It was lovely spending time with the team and their families, socialising away from the work environment, with great food, entertainment and sunshine”.
Huge thanks and appreciation goes to our wonderful social secretary Natalie Sharman, who single handedly organised the whole day, she did an absolutely fantastic job.
Thank you to everyone who attended and made the day so much fun.