RRT Assists at Naomi House

Following the successful band and BBQ for Naomi House & Jacksplace hospice on 1st August, RRT were back there again to help at their annual open day on September 12th. This year was an extra-special event which marked the unveiling of the newly-refurbished Naomi House wing after a 12-month refit. This really was a special day for the public, children, their parents and staff to get together, see the new facilities, have fun, and most importantly, raise money!

RRT BBQ’s were kept busy

RRT BBQ’s were kept busy

A total of 35 members of the Rapid Relief Team assisted in many areas throughout the day. Outside in the gardens, the RRT catering team did an excellent job running BBQs and serving food and drinks to several hundred visitors. One visitor commented, “Wow! The queue was so quick, we have never been served so efficiently!” Her comments were echoed by another visitor, who remarked, “It is lovely to be served so efficiently, and we have never been served fast food with a smile before!  Amazing!”

A constant flow of visitors to the cold refreshments stand

A constant flow of visitors to the cold refreshments stand

Over on the lawn, 2 RRT bands professionally entertained the crowds throughout the day, and were very well received. This was born out by one gentleman who said, “Amazing Bands, you’ve made our day.”

Positioned around the site were 12 members of the RRT marshalling team, guiding the visitors on their tour of the amazing Naomi House & Jacksplace building and grounds. The team were thoroughly enjoyed interacting with members of the public throughout the day, and their efforts were rewarded when one visitor remarked, “RRT is like a well-oiled cog, I will be going home to look you guys up.”

Meanwhile, other members of the RRT were assisting in the off-site carpark. At the end of the day, after a stunning 1052 visitors, the RRT set to and helped clear up after the event.

RRT on hand to help out all visitors

RRT on hand to help out all visitors

It was a fantastic day, and a real privilege for RRT to be involved with a charity that does so much for those in need. It was also a humbling and rewarding experience to interact with the parents and families who rely on the service the Naomi House & Jacksplace provide. As one visitor commented, “You just turned up, sorted the food, brought the music and just made everyone smile!‎”

RRT live band entertaining the visitors

RRT live band entertaining the visitors

The colours of RRT…

The colours of RRT…


17 thoughts on “RRT Assists at Naomi House”

  1. Unknown says:

    Go Gavin Bidmead!!

  2. Makrinosva Savlanchenko says:

    Thank you RRT!

  3. u r awesome RRT says:

    you can do it RRT!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 thank u 4 everything you have done!!!

  4. another canadian says:

    Terrific job RRT! keep up the great work!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Warwick Fletcher says:

    Good job RRT, looked like a good day for it to! Is there any MP3 recordings of songs played?

  6. RAM says:

    ”RRT is like a well-oiled cog” ………..Absolutely.

    She’s got the rhythm…..Certainly.

    What a difference RRT is making to the world.

    Well done all.

  7. Hairam says:

    perfect music – who is it? can we hear the rest of it….

    1. me says:

      the RRT band includes Gavin Bidmead, Austin Hill, Junior Simmonds who are from Gloucester. also, Reuben Ball (Worcester) and Barry Blake(guildford or farnham?!)

    2. Me1 says:

      Guildford!! 🙂

  8. yO doggy dog... says:

    Nice work boys… Love the music 🙂

  9. jonno says:

    Awesome!!! WELL DONE!!! Good music, good food, what else could you want??

  10. dawn says:

    Where is this place? Certainly the RRT were well in evidence!

  11. matilda says:

    looks like fun!

  12. Granny & Gramps says:

    Thanks SO MUCH for the video – it brings the activities of the wonderful RRT so much more to life, for us old folks who can only watch in admiration, (and donate a little)

  13. Canadian says:

    RRT to the rescue once again! 🙂

    Wow – between the RRT band & the steel-pan band, sounds like there was some pretty good music happening!!

  14. someone says:

    well done RRT again
    the food looks amazing and go guys playing the music…!!!
    any chance that there could be more videos of the music or recordings….????

  15. Si says:

    Many thanks for the video ! RRT did a lot on that day . Fanatastic devotion for all – That is true christianity.

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