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XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day Thanks & Roll of Honour…

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XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day Thanks & Roll of Honour…

The newly renamed, fourth annual, XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day that was held on Wednesday April 8th 2015 in Meribel Village was another incredible success. After our associated costs paid and some monies still left to come in we have already raised €36,000. This represents a €12,000 increase already on last years total which really is ‪#‎EPIC‬!

We will be announcing the final total very soon so look out for that on our Facebook page. Thanks to everybody involved, as that’s a truly amazing effort. We thought it might be a big one this year but that figure has really surpassed all our expectations so that’s an incredible total for everybody to be really proud of.

For the second year in a row the Gods smiled upon us with some incredible sunny weather on the day and the stage was set for another #EPIC day of live music and fun.

After taking the event to the Next Level in 2014 with the addition of a headline act, the challenge for 2015 was to somehow improve upon that and make the event even bigger and better.

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Our new mainline sponsors Xscape joined us this year and with their support they have enabled us to make the event an even bigger spectacle and reach a wider audience. The addition of the fabulous Jo Whiley as a joint headliner with The Dub Pistols not only made for a great DJ set on the day but Jo brought us a larger profile and wider recognition in terms of sponsorship revenue to the event.

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These factors alongside the always incredible contribution of our local bands means we have been able to improve the event once more and increase the amount we raise for our two charities Sebastian’s Action Trust and Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer.

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This years XSCAPE 3 Valley Charity Day was attended by over 1600 people, which is quite incredible for an event that started life as a BBQ and street fete outside the Ski Lodge in La Tania 14 years ago.

For this reason we held a smaller scale family orientated event in La Tania on Monday 6th April. This event really harked back to the old days of the first charity days in La Tania and raised €5,500 on the day itself towards our grand total so a massive thank you to everyone involved in that event on Easter Monday.

For the main event on Wednesday in Meribel there were too many highlights and great fancy dress costumes to mention here individually. The Snow Retreat Matt Hatters Tea Party costumes on the sunglasses stand out for me and also it was really great to see Sean Lean and all the La Tania / Bozel kids up on stage during the Jo Whiley set. The future generation of Charity Day organisers were on stage in force showing the crowd how to party!

With the XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day it’s always the volunteers that assist me and give up their own free time and lend their support to make the event happen that are my true heroes. A massive shout goes out to everyone who helped me organise this event this year and make it such a success. You all know who you are and I love you all!

On a personal note, as always thanks to Tim Wall for providing advice, support and sometimes a much-needed injection of humor in the inevitable tough moments that arose along the way.

I would like to say a massive thank you then to the following….

Organisers – Ralph Corner, Sandy Jardine, Tayla-Elise Rogers, Tim Wall

Bands & Entertainment Schedule – Rich Roberts

Band & DJs – Jo Whiley, Dub Pistols, The Dominos, Le Zarettas, Bring Your Sisters, The Elements, Daisy B, Codfish, Alex Davies & Conor Owen, Les Deux Roux & Retro Rentals.

Pub Le Ski Lodge – La Tania – Tim and Debbie Wall, Crispy, Rob, Scott, Billie, Toffa, Tracey Powell, Charlie Gorman, Adby, Nic Atkinson and Karen Bolton.

SnowBugs Child Care & Nanny Service Kids Zone – Tayla and Katie

XSCAPE – Lee Wickendon, Candy, Montana & Rick

Catering – Alan & Michelle Slater, Dada Chef, John Warren, Carol Warren, Rachel Butcher, Jemma, Paul, Karen and Charlie Gorman, Lindsay & Mary, DJ Ben and Toni ‘no free drinks anymore‘ Torti, Nick & Helen Lean.

Tartiflette – Provided by La Saucisse Savoyarde, Kirsty Convard, Debbie Wall, Elyse Pannetier, Martine & Christine Dunn

VIP and Ski Lodge Tents – Luke McDonald & Alpine Intent

LDV Chicken Sandwiches – Chris & Lodge du Village Crew

BBQ & Stock Donations – The Trading Post and Savoieire

Meribar – Georgie and the Meribar team

Champagne and VIP Tent – Ulf, Fabian & Patrica, Le Verre Gourmand and Alpine Escape

Grand Prize Draw – Le Ski, Ski Higher, Magic in Motion, Hotel Telemark

Raffle Ticket Sales – Ski Higher, Magic in Motion, Ski Beat, Alan Slater, Carol Warren & Michelle Slater, Le Ski

Staff Security – Heidi Young & James Ashton

Tombola – Amy Dennis Jones and Mad Eddie

Skate Park – Tomas Flack

Event Video – Guy Cotton from Cyclop Productions

Venue and Support – Meribel Marie & Meribel Tourist Office, Clement and Xavier.

Advertising & Social Media & Photos – Tayla-Elise Rogers, Toffa & La Tania – latania.co.uk & Carolyn at Jardine Michelson Public Relations

T Shirt Design – Sarah Henderson and Paul Middlewick Grid 24

Poster Design – Thomas Johann

Radio Advertising – Amy Favrieries at Radio Meribel

Retro Rentals – Retro Rentals!

Money Security & Door – Neil Williams, Adrian Hill, Julian Appino, Lanky Phil & Scotty

T Shirt Sales – Tim ‘ Tracey ‘ Walsh, Lilly, Cherry, Tayla, Flacky, Ulf and Ralph

Sunglasses Sales – Andrea, Phil & Snow Retreat Crew

Sebastian’s Actions Trust Volunteers – Jane, Daniella, Becca, Adele & Lauren

Compare – Rich Lett

Security – Kipp and his team

Sound System – Jimbo

Local Sponsors – Alpine Intent, Chop Shop, Extreme Ski Services, Family Friendly Skiing, JL Décor, Mountain Movers, Ski-Dazzle, Taking the Piste, Meribel Tourist Office, Snowlinx Transfers, Lodge Du Village, Pub Le Ski Lodge, SnowBugs, La Tania – www.latania.co.uk, Slide Candy, The Freeride Republic, Ski Higher, Snow Retreat, Lotus Supertravel, Go Ski Meribel and Fish & Pips.

Sponsors Party plus Bands & Sebastian’s Action Trust Accommodation – Family Friendly Skiing / Hotel Telemark.

La Tania Transport – Le Praz Transfers

T Shirts – Coniston Corporate Embroidery

Event Ticket Sales – Lodge Du Village, Pub Le Ski Lodge, Meribar, Jack’s Bar & Le Bubble Bar

Prizes – Everyone who donated prizes to the event

Event Programme – Tayla-Elise Rogers and Thomas Johann

Vodka Shots – Mad Eddie

Jo Whiley Hospitality – Anna Richards, Snow White Transfers, Slide Candy, Extreme Ski Services, SnowBugs & Rachel Butcher

Tuesday Set Up / Thursday Clean Up – Scott, Welsh Matt, Tomas Flack, Tim Wall, Ralph, Tayla, DJ, Alan Slater, Michelle Slater, Ulf, Sandy and John Warren

Chief WAGs – Natalie Earl, Tomas Flack & Rebecca Jardine

See you all next year!

Ralph Corner
XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day

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