Mass singalong and popular acts lined up for football club fundraiser

The All Together Now Community Choir.
The All Together Now Community Choir.

Harrogate is uniting to fundraise for one of its most well-loved football teams.

The Almsford Community Fun Day on May 21 will raise money to help build a new £150,000 pavilion for Pannal Ash Junior FC and the wider community.

It will also celebrate the club recently securing a 30 year lease on Almsford playing fields, where the fun day will be held from 1-5pm.

As well as free entertainment, live music from the NightJars, and popular local acts such as the Tewit Youth Band and the Harrogate Hornets cheerleaders, organisers are planning a giant singalong to the Elbow track ‘One Day Like This,’ led by the All Together Now Community Choir.

Visitors to the fun day are being invited to join in with the singalong.

Kathryn Scott, a fun day organiser and Pannal Ash Junior FC trustee, said: “Our Fun Day is about bringing local people together for a brilliant afternoon of live music and entertainment to celebrate this shared space. What better way to do this than by song! Whether you’re a complete novice or accomplished performer, we want you to sing along and join in with this great celebration of our community.”

Choir members are already busy rehearsing the song for everyone to sing along to at 2:30pm. The Fun Day organisers are encouraging local people to download, practise and share it to encourage as many people as possible to get involved. To start rehearsing, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtDanUD6tUc

Chris Kemp, Musical Director of All Together Now, said: “We’re aiming for a rousing rendition of this anthemic song at the Community Fun Day. We are rehearsing hard but it would be so much more impressive to have the local community as our backing singers."

Fun day attractions and activities

- Children's activities include free bouncy castles and children's entertainers.

- Stalls and taster sessions from local organisations, including Latin dancing, pottery and dog training demonstrations.

- Free entertainments acts performing in the on-site marquee include: The Nightjars, All Together Now Community Choir, Tewit Youth Band, Playback Jazz, Harrogate Hornets cheerleaders and Rascals Entertainment.

- Refreshments, BBQ, licensed bar with real ales, prosecco tent and smoothie tent.

For more information about the fun day, keep an eye on its social media channels: www.facebook.com/AlmsfordCommunityFunDay, Twitter @AlmsfordGala or email pannalashfc@gmail.com