Vincents announces Poulton Gala Queen sponsorship
Law firm joins local business in supporting major annual event
Vincents Solicitors is set to sponsor the Poulton Gala Queen Float this summer. Support from the Lancashire law firm, which recently opened a new office on Poulton industrial estate, will help cover costs for the Queen and her Retinue throughout their 2023 Gala season.
Vincents will also join local businesses The Cube Bar, Rawcliffe & Co Accountants, Autobay, and John Earnshaw Financial Advisors, as one of the joint headline sponsors for the Gala itself which is being held in the town on Saturday June 3rd.
Additional sponsors for Poulton’s biggest annual community event include All About You Homecare, Out of the Ark Productions, Handelsbanken, Becketts Financial Services, Leonard Curtis Business Solutions, Elite Competitions and Glasdon’s.
This year Gala organisers are also staging a second day of activities with a Music Festival on Sunday June 4th on the Gala Stage at Cottam Hall Playing Fields off Blackpool Old Road. The festival will feature music from Molly’s Chamber, The Keytars, Two’s A Crowd, Ian Hooper, Mike and Jo, Jeannie Sings, Flip and The Upbeat Rock Academy from 12noon.
Tia Grimshaw from Vincents Solicitors said the team had enjoyed helping out at the recent Gala Queen family fun day which raised more than £750 to help cover the costs of the event, and is looking forward to taking part in the parade alongside the float on Gala day itself.
Tia said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring the Poulton Gala Queen and her retinue of princesses this year and we are very much looking forward to seeing them in all their finery on Gala day. We are also pleased to support the staging of this year’s Gala and the new Music Festival as one of the headline sponsors for the weekend, it promises to be a fantastic community event once again.”
Rachel Swarbrick, mum of this year’s Poulton Gala Queen-elect Imogen Swarbrick, said: “Thank you so much to Vincents for choosing to sponsor the Gala Queen and Retinue, this support will help ensure the girls have a really fantastic time throughout the summer as they represent Poulton in galas across the Fylde.”
Peter Drew, chairman of the Poulton Gala Committee added: “We don’t receive any grants or funding so have been fundraising tirelessly with events such as a Christmas party for local children and a Family Fun Day, to help cover the myriad costs. These include everything from hiring the marquee and stage, the barriers and chairs for the Gala field, to providing trophies for the competition winners, outfits for the Gala Queen and retinue, and the Queen’s float.
“We are extremely grateful, therefore, for the commitment of all of our sponsors, we really couldn’t put on this event without their support. The generosity of Poulton businesses, together with the committee’s fundraising efforts means we can extend the celebrations to a second day and launch our first ever Poulton Gala Music Festival.”
Organisers are hoping for good weather for the gala weekend which kicks off with the parade leaving Cottam Hall Field at 12noon and returning around 1.30pm for the official crowning, prize giving and performances from local groups. Food stalls, the Cube Bar, and a travelling fairground will keep visitors entertained on both days.
Local clubs, schools and community organisations wanting to take part in the Gala can still secure a place in the parade by contacting Gala organisers on PoultonGala@Gmail.com / or via their website www.poultongala.org.uk