2018 saw the inaugural Thrift Parade – ‘Be Thrifty, Be Happy’ which launched the festival in style and included hundreds of participants from local youth, community groups and schools, as well as performance groups and cyclists heading up the parade. Our role involved the fundraising, development and delivery of the parade as well as engaging community group across Redcar in the event.
The launch parade returned bigger and better for 2019 with ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ involving even more local people in this wonderful event! Artists worked with local schools and community groups to create their colourful costumes to reflect the clean air theme of the festival.
Once again, a huge THANK YOU to YOU BOTH! Thanks for all the creativity, thought, care and plain hard slog you have put into the Parade this year
We cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful opportunity. Out of a class of 21 children, 19 attended the festival, which is an excellent turn out for our school. Children who are usually shy and reserved were happy to walk alongside their peers in the parade and did so with a beaming smile. The children then enjoyed going back to school the next week, putting their costumes back on and telling their peers all about the event.