19 June 2010

Ellen MacArthur Trust Charity Stand

19th June 10

image You can visit our Charity Stand today in the Race Village at Cowes Yacht Haven from 12="00 today.&nbsp" Trust volunteer Pete Edwards will be manning the stand, and will be joined by Rita Lake later on.

The Regatta Village in Cowes Yacht Haven will be buzzing later today and organisers are encouraging everyone to come along and enjoy some terrific entertainment for free!
There are activities being organised to suit all ages. Youngsters are being really well catered for with their own kids zone featuring face painting, arts & crafts and, to tie in with the World Cup, human table football! There is also a drawing and colouring competition (separated into two age groups of 4-8 years and 9-13 years) being held over the weekend, with the sailing phenomenon and triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie selecting the winning entry at 1700hrs on Saturday 19th June in the Kids Zone.
Older members of the family are also being encouraged to play Human Table Football (sign up on site) but for those wishing to put their feet up, there’s a Chill Out Zone with a selection of healthy smoothies and professional masseuses offering free massages!

The Regatta Village also includes a fully licensed hospitality marquee and a live music/broadcast stage, with LIVE entertainment later on from three excellent bands on the main stage. Event favourites Martinez, an acoustic-based band playing a mixture of well-known classics with a Latin / Spanish twist, will start the day off (1630hrs-1830hrs).
Next up will be Switch (1900hrs-2100hrs), a popular young Isle of Wight three-piece playing the best of today’s hits. Switch has a well-deserved reputation for lively performances and enjoys a good following of fans at all of their gigs.
Finally, (2200hrs-2345hrs) there’s Cornerstone, a contemporary band comprising five professional musicians who will round off the weekend’s entertainment playing the most recent chart hits as well as classics from the 60’s through the decades.

Find out more about the Round the Island Race and events here.