Rallies – The future

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  1. Jim

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    We need to build our rally program up so that we have something happening most weekends throughout the country. Presently we have a good turnout at the large show rallies and others like the bring and buy; but as many of you know there is also a lot of fun to be had at smaller local rallies with just a few vans attending.

    We already have a quite a few people who run rallies, but we need help and will be looking for people to look at running a rally near where they live. The more people we have organising rallies the more choice we all have.
    This afternoon I will be uploading a Handbook for Rally Marshals and anyone will be able to download it and take a look to see what they can do. Meanwhile, please give it some thought about where a rally might be held in your area.

    A Big Annual Rally (BAR)
    I like the idea of a big annual get-together, where we can get a large marquee erected and have some paid for entertainment to play and complement our own entertainers. To also include things like a hog roast and kids entertainment as well. To fund this and other functions we will hold fund-raising raffles/competitions at some of our rallies. We will work hard to get traders to swop publicity for prizes and we may buy some. All money raised via these raffles will be publicly accounted for on this website and only spent on ralliers.

    Running a rally is great fun and very rewarding and I hope you will consider running one. :thumb:

    EDIT HANDBOOK AVAILABLE NOW CLICK HERE
     
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  2. Carol

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    This is just a thought, but the question often crops up is there somewhere to camp near Liverpool, if any one on the Wirral knew of a handy location Bidson or any of the other places on the train route into Liverpool would make a good rally.
     
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  3. Goshawk

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    hello jim brill idea, hospital appts and other things nearly done!!! so will look forward to attending some rallies, however the reason for this thread is i will donate an oil painting of mine for your raffles, if thats ok or maybe a couple, sea scene, farming scene , horses something like that:Smile::thumb:
     
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    Ideally just north of Birmingham.
     
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  5. Jim

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    Sounds about right:thumb:
     
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    Somewhere like Berwick you mean? :thumb:
     
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    Great idea and I look forward to it, I am sure that there will be plenty of ideas on its location both positive and not. But bring it on! And hopefully no noise police around. I would be happy to help out setting the site up etc.
    Steve
     
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    Sounds like a great idea - we would like to attend regular rallies but having the restrictions of working & school terms the ones further afield are not always possible.
     
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    Most large events like the one Jim proposes really do well if the venue is as central as possible in the country. 100% for this. :thumb:
     
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    SW Devon would be better :winky:
     
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    How about Leeds,,,:thumb:
     
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    rally sites..

    Hi what the welsh show grounds rwas builth wells or penmaunau again builth wells
    beautiful area handy amenities etc or carmathan or hay on wye just thoughts.
    thanks jan
     
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    Count us in...anywhere...that's what the motorhomes for!
     
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    Kelmarsh hall, (Midlands)

    Tatton park (Cheshire/Manchester)

    Harewood house ( Harrogate/Leeds)
     
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    Lots of places being suggested here, any of you not going to the Lincoln show in September the Adventure Overland show will be on the same weekend at the Stratford Upon Avon Racecourse. Sundowners have negotiated a great deal for Fun members:thumb:
     
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    When we lived in Liverpool we often rallied at Abbey Farm CS near Ormskirk, they have a separate rally field from the site. Maybe helpful.
     
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    Ullapool yes a bit of a shunt but maybe a week and a bit up there
     
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    I think an annual rally is a great idea.. :thumb:

    We are so looking forward to getting a new van so we can attend .. and will also try to organise a meet in Suffolk..

    If you consult the Member map, Birmingham is the most central for most funters..
     
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    A central funsters only rally is a great idea:thumb:

    I think the main thrust of Jims post is to encourage as many individual members to run rally's and meets themselves and get that calendar full every weekend:Cool:

    It's not hard - just find a venue and set up the dates - the funsters will do the rest by turning up and doing what they do best :party2:

    I dipped a toe in the water and posted an event in July which was full within 2 days! So go on - have a go and book something!

    Or if you've never rallied - get out and about and just join in:thumb:

    What could possibly go wrong:winky:
     
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    How about Stafford showground for the BAR. Not to far off M6. :Smile:
     
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