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18th Jan, 2022

Striking up the bands as WOSP returns to Redditch better than ever

IT’S party time in Redditch next weekend as the town’s Polish community get together for WOSP – the Great Orchestra Of Christmas Charity.

Everyone is invited to three days of of fairs, eating, drinking, music and singing to enjoy.

Last year’s event in Redditch raised more than £10,000 for the cause – funds for much needed hospital equipment for geriatric and children’s wards in Poland where health services are not as comprehensive as in the UK.

“Since March 2018 we have been organising the biggest three day Polish charity fundraiser in the Midlands,” said spokesman Frankie Prazer.

“Redditch is back in 2019 bigger and better and with a few surprises up its sleeve too.”

WOSP started 27 years ago in Poland and is now an international event with a massive global following.

This year the team of volunteers in Redditch are hoping to go one better on 2018 and have set themselves a target of raising £15,000 and we are looking for sponsors or donors and stallholders to help us achieve this amount,” said Frankie.

“As we are purely a voluntary group, we need the public and businesses to help us achieve this goal.”

WOSP Redditch starts next Friday, January 11 at Fever-Cirque in Redditch with a special Polish DJ night.

On Saturday, January 12, the focus switches to the Mettis Sports & Social Club Cherry Tree Walk in Redditch for a night of heavy rock from 7pm with bands from around the region performing in both English and Polish.

Sunday, January 13 is the grand finale with main sponsor Polish Brokers overseeing a day of singing, dancing and music.

Children will learning how to do CPR with Charlotte & Craig Saving Hearts Foundation who’ll also be promoting their petition calling for first aid to be on the school curriculum.

There will be live streaming of the event also a fire blowing display, bouncy castle, face painting, a photo booth, auctions and raffles, plus Polish food and drink, and to finish the night the band Over Atlantic will take to the stage.

For more information visit WOSP Redditch on Facebook.

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