Human chain around Basingstoke will give virtual hug to the town

Human chain around Basingstoke will give virtual hug to the town

Human chain around Basingstoke will give virtual hug to the town

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A VIRTUAL hug will be given to Basingstoke in June when residents are invited to come together to create a human chain around the town.

On June 21 at 4pm, it is hoped that thousands of people will join hands to create a circle around the perimeter of the town centre to show how much they love Basingstoke by giving it a ‘Big Hug’.

The event is being organised as part of Basingstoke Festival, by Basingstoke Town Chaplaincy, and to be a success more than 2,000 people are needed to take part.

The Big Hug will be followed by a picnic in Eastrop Park with live music to entertain the crowds.

Reverend Mandy Bowskill, lead chaplain for Basingstoke Town Chaplaincy, said: “We feel this is a good publicity event for everyone but especially for our town. The Mayor and Mayoress will be joining us to start off the event which will begin with signal from the top of Festival Place car park.

“We are asking schools, businesses, charities and churches to join in and bring banners and wear bright clothing.”

The organisers are also looking for volunteers to help co-ordinate the event.

For more information and to register to take part visit http://destinationbasing stoke.co.uk/?page=BasingstokeBigHug.

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4:13pm Mon 28 Apr 14

ELLIS17 says...

Sadly the link given on this story does not work. The idea is great, however if you want people to take part or co-ordinate the event, kindly correct the link, it matters because previous requests to the Destination Basingstoke site have fallen on deaf ears.
We and many others cannot help if contact cannot be made.
Sadly the link given on this story does not work. The idea is great, however if you want people to take part or co-ordinate the event, kindly correct the link, it matters because previous requests to the Destination Basingstoke site have fallen on deaf ears. We and many others cannot help if contact cannot be made. ELLIS17
  • Score: 4

12:16am Tue 29 Apr 14

Dr Elsayed Omar Selim says...

I would rather support a chain demanding the removal of Disgraced Tory Maria Miller from the Parliament as MP for Basingstoke and calling for BY ELECTION to bring in a true RIGHT HONOURABLE MP for Basingstoke.
I would rather support a chain demanding the removal of Disgraced Tory Maria Miller from the Parliament as MP for Basingstoke and calling for BY ELECTION to bring in a true RIGHT HONOURABLE MP for Basingstoke. Dr Elsayed Omar Selim
  • Score: 3

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