Bucketloads of fun for village!

Hockfest 2014'MPLO

Hockfest 2014'MPLO

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A vicar and a parish councillor found it easier than most to chill out as Hockliffe residents enjoyed the village’s Hockfest event, which is now in it’s third year.

The day at Kilby Road Recreation Ground was packed with sporting and cultural activities – but a particular highlight was when the, now infamous, Ice Bucket Challenge was accepted by St Nicholas’s vicar Noel McGeeney and councillor Denise Southard.

Hockfest 2014'MPLO

Hockfest 2014'MPLO

VIP visitor Craig Phillips, who won the first series of TV’s Big Brother, had the honour of pouring the bucket over the shivering duo.

Craig also spent time with clothing retailers Rugged and Tough for a ‘meet and greet’ session.

Denise said: “There was something for everyone on the day with activities for all ages, including bouncy castle, face painting, hedgehop petting, plus various stalls and arts and crafts.

“On stage was local band Kebabshop Lollipop. Businesses in Hockliffe were also involved. Classic Motorcycle’s held an open day with vintage and classic bikes, while Sports Nutrition held a Boditronics taste test open day and free help and advice with Mark Etherden UKBFF British Finalist and other top body builders.”

See more photos in the September 2 issue of the LBO

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