Ocean Village Shops Host Marina Summer Party

MUSIC, smiles and laughter filled Ocean Village yesterday as residents joined local businesses for a summer party.

More than 20 shops overlooking the water came out on Saturday to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.

Companies such as Harbor Lights Picturehouse, Hotpod Yoga, Olive Tree and more have set up booths to “bring the community together”.

The event featured activities such as Ocean Room Beauty initiation sessions, outdoor yoga, raffles, a bake sale and music from MikeT’s community jam band, Anthony James, and DJ mixes by Karl Bedford.

Kieran Aldous and Jules O’shean

Kerian Aldous and Jules O’shean of Leaders Estate and Rental Agents held a raffle – guess how many keys are in the box – and a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jules, 58, said: “Leaders have chosen Macmillan as their chosen charity to raise funds for this year and we know an hour of support for Macmillan costs around £35.

“So for our office here in Ocean Village, we decided to try and raise 30 hours of support.

“We don’t think we’re going to lift more than a thousand pounds today, but we’re definitely making progress towards that goal.”

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Sheryl Watson and Anneka Honeyball of Harbor Lights Picturehouse said they wanted to improve the company’s visibility because “the cinema is hidden behind the big hotel”.

Anneka, Marketing Manager, said: “We wanted to be part of the party because sometimes we are forgotten because we are not at the forefront of the port like some other companies.

“Today we’re setting up a booth and handing out tote bags and inviting people to come in and enjoy Harbor Lights.”

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Freya Willsea of ​​Ocean Village has been running her jewelry business for over five years.

She said she wanted to “show off” her small business as she had previously only sold online.

The 22-year-old said: “It’s been a really good day for me so far. I like talking to people about my work and selling the jewelry too of course.

“It’s been so nice to meet everyone in my community and celebrate with all the other stores in Ocean Village. Everyone has been so kind.”

The event also promoted a neighborhood watch meeting to be held Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Olive Tree restaurant on the marina.

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