Steve Davis, six times World Snooker Champion who was born in Plumstead – The Plumstead Make Merry is a great community festival and a credit to Plumstead. Hopefully we’ll see the Make Merry continue for many years to come.

Matthew Pennycook MP – Lovely afternoon at the Plumstead Make Merry.

John Austin, former MP – Fond memories of a genuine community festival that has done much for community cohesion over the years.

Bryan Plumb – A real privilege to have such a lovely annual event on our doorstep.

Emma ‘Demi’ Bath, Demi Kicks Ltd. – I absolutely love the atmosphere of the Plumstead Make Merry – the whole community comes together in a fantastic day for the whole family. Everyone is in good spirits, and it makes me proud to feel that I am part of a greater SE18 family.

Sue Martin – Can I just say, Plumstead Make Merry, FANTASTIC! Brilliantly organised and a wonderful way to get the WHOLE community together. Full of admiration for all those involved who make it happen, must be back breaking hard work. Thank you.

Anne-Marie Martin, Under 1 Roof – Under 1 Roof love attending the Make Merry festival every year and providing free entertainment for children. The festival is very well organised and set up with a great variety of stalls, music and activities.

Anjali and Nina, Stepz Dance – Thank you for a fantastic PMM! It was really brilliant this year! A huge thank you to all the planning and organising the team does throughout the year to make the day a such a success. Our dancers and their families had a fantastic time, we look forward to performing again!

Jason from music act ‘The Renegades’ – I just wanted to say that we all really enjoyed the event on Saturday – a great community atmosphere, and glorious weather! So thanks to all of the organisers for your hard work in organising and delivering such a smashing day.  We’d be delighted to play again.

Paul Freeman – Lovely day in the sun with lots of music and a lovely community feel.

Jill Cross – Lovely sunny days, lots to see, do and eat.

Dawn Green – Brilliant day, lovely weather, the community pulled together. I went to the first Make Merry, the only thing that ever mars it is the weather, not the community.

Anne-Marie Martin – Great day. Well done to all the fantastic organisers and volunteers.

Muna Abdallah – Thank you very much for a great day out!

Bridget Donovan – Well done on a fab day.

Aine – I absolutely love the Make Merry and am so grateful for all the people that work so hard on it all year. I love the food, I love the variety of music, I love the vegetable carving competition. Think I might even try an entry this year!

Donna Huckstepp Was Lane – Fantastic day!

Nicola Thackaberry – Amazing day!!

Sarah K Smith – Well done, such a lovely atmosphere!

Cheryl Crook – It was really amazing and we had a fabulous day. Well done and thank you.

Rhonda Josephs – We had such a lovely afternoon, thank you!

Lesley Vint (stall-holder)– Fab day. Our stall did well. Fantastic sunshine, sounds, music, bands…

FolkDanceRemixd – Great day, some fantastic workshops with some very inspiring young people and their funky parents!

BILL MARNEY – Shout going out to all the people involved in making the Plumstead Make Merry a fantastic family event. The weather was not kind yesterday, however your ability to turn things around and still make it a great day for everyone, was awesome. A big thank you to the PMM team, you were brilliant.

JO QUAIL, PERFORMER – Thank you very much for having me! What a lovely day, despite the weather!

PLUMSTEAD SALVATION ARMY – It was a brilliant event, even in the rain! Thanks to all who were part of organising and running it. It’s an event Plumstead should be proud of, thanks to all who make it happen each year!

NICKY DAVIES JUDD – As always the stewards were so dedicated, even when wet through! Go Plumstead!

Fahad Abdi, Grants Coordinator, East London Business Alliance – Funding was offered to this festival as it offered value for money by targeting thousands of people with what relatively was a small grant. From my visit it was very clear that the festival was bringing families in the SE18 post code together through the use of music, culture, food, sport, and health and well-being. It was great to see over 6000 people take part in activities. The festival was well organised with a range of engaging and really fun activities for young and old alike. Plumstead Make Merry Association has been stand out event on the East London Business Alliance’s Transformers Grants Programme funded by OLD.

Amie Samba, Run Fun Starz Ltd CEO – We delivered a Showcase Activity for the Plumstead Make Merry Festival for the second time and we found it to be a great way to engage the community. We put on sack, bean bag, skipping and egg & spoon races for everyone. The children really enjoyed it and the parents got involved too. It has been a pleasure to work with Sarah and the Plumstead Make Merry Team they have done so well to involve local organisations in the event. It attracted a huge crowd and the day put smiles on many people’s faces. We look forward to continuing making our contribution in forthcoming events.

Maria Freeman, member of ‘Plumstead Harmonies’ choir – I have been coming to the Make Merry for years. it was so nice to see lots of people enjoying themselves, from the very young to retired: it is a proper community festival catering for all ages and cultures and I’m very glad that it is back again. With the current economic situation we need more events held locally that are accessible to all of the community. We are very fortunate that there is a dedicated band of volunteers doing this so thank you to the committee and stewards etc that make it all happen.

Lisa Marie Langstead – The kids enjoyed it and had lots of fun.

Gina Potts – Had a lovely, lovely day today. I love the Plumstead Make Merry!

Trudy Mackie, member of the Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society – Brilliant day, what a wonderful community, great atmosphere, fab music, lovely generous people and spectacular smiles, not for the queen, not for the Olympics, just for the people, Plumstead Common and Greenwich people, brilliant!

Ann McIvor – Brilliant get- together, congrats to all the folk who work tirelessly to keep the ‘unity’ in community. Well done also to our very talented locals for providing fabulous entertainment. Great day, thank you!

Keith Klip Springer – What a great day out! I wish we had more days like this.


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