Get A-Head Celebrate!!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 30, 2014










On Saturday 28th June Get A-Head held a party to celebrate our 20th Birthday and the completion of the fantastic Kayak Challenge the previous week.

The evening saw friends, family and supporters of the charity and the kayakers join us at Edgbaston Cricket Ground to celebrate the achievment of both Get A-Head and the Kayakers.  Carl Turbitt, the insigator of the Kayak Challenge, spoke about the challenge and presented all the kayakers and support team with medals to thank them for joining him in the challenge.  Tom Bromwich, our Chair, thanked Carl for all his hard work in getting the Kayak Challenge of the ground and Louise John for all the orgainising that went into making sure the challenge went off without any hitches. 

To celebrate Get A-Head’s 20th Birthday, Louise, our Charity Manager, presented John Watkinson with a canvas artwork of the Get A-Head logos.  For those of you that don’t know, John co-founded the charity back in 1994, and we thought we should recognise his dedication to Get A-Head, as well as his birthday.


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Once the formalities were over, our guests were entertained by ‘The Core’ a live covers band, who had everybody up dancing late into the night. 

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Elvis Presley joined us to help celebrate John Watkinson’s Birthday as well.  Elvis rocked the stage and had everybody boogying away!

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A great time was had by all, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!