The Batemans catering stall was once more on the frontline in July at Steventon’s Truck festival, described as the Godfather of the small music festival.
It certainly proved a godfather to Batemans, delivering a profit of more than £10,500, the largest amount we have ever raised from the event.
Dozens of people worked shifts over four days to run the Batemans stall – a fantastic effort led by trustees Alex Jacob and Marion Mills.
Here’s Alex’s catchy summary of everyone’s efforts.
“At least 40 volunteers plus 10 younger ones who mucked in too!
Choppers and stirrers, can openers and sautiers with me (Alex) in in the hall
Servers, payment-takers, rice and potato cookers and temp testers and washer-uppers at the stall
Wagon-pullers to transport the food
and sandwich board wearers!
Child and dog minders
Cooking for 10 – 11 hours for 4 days
Serving for 10 hours a day plus setting up and clearing away
Every volunteer did a 3-hour shift for at least 3 days – about 8-10 people on each shift
Crazy – but worth it!”