THREE days of fundraising festivities for a worthy cause get under way today, Friday, as WOSP once again returns to Redditch.
WOSP, also known as The Great Orchestra Of Christmas Charity – is the Polish equivalent of Children In Need and this year Redditch is the regional centre for the entire Midlands.
And the event gets off to a funky start tonight at Zinc Night Club in the town centre with seven different DJs – some local, some national and some Polish – playing a massive range of great music.
Saturday at 3pm sees the launch of a knockout pool tournament at Millsborough House with teams and solo players all welcome to get involved and take part.
Opponents will be drawn out of a hat and there’s a trophy for the winner.
And the fundraising culminates once again with a family fun day and gig at the Mettis Social Club in Batchley which features loads of childrens’ entertainment building towards a concert featuring seven bands – including a group who are coming over from Poland especially for the gig – with Redditch’s very own top singer Mitch Loveridge taking to the stage at 3pm with live music through to 10pm.
Co-organiser Frankie Prazer said: “We’re really excited about this year’s event, especially as Redditch has been chosen as the regional office ahead of other places like Coventry, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
“We’re looking to raise about £15,000 for the charity so we’re going to be a pretty busy few days too.”
Visitors will be able to snap up special WOSP 2020 T-shirts, enjoy delicious traditional Polish food, and have a go at the many attractions plus there will be a raffle and auction as well.