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Hullabaloo Soapbox Challenge

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Hullabaloo Soapbox Challenge

Hullabaloo Soapbox Challenge

Shademakers  UK By Shademakers UK

The Hullabaloo Soapbox Challenge is undoubtedly here to bring enjoyment to Sandown Bay. A go-cart race along the bay with some adventurous and creative members of the public with their creative carts.

Sandown Delivery stage

pledged of £9,360

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The Soapbox Challenge will be held on the 6th of May 2017 during our very own event 'Hullabaloo'. Teams from across the UK will compete, racing their homemade carts across the bay. The carts will make their way down Yaverland seafront towards Browns Family Golf and Cafe where the winners trophy will be rewarded at the end. Guaranteed to provide a fun filled challenge for all to take part in and spectate and deliver a full day of live music, stage performances, food, kite flying, carnival parades and walkabouts and an area filled with activities for children.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create an event that will bring the community to the Sandown Bay area to appreciate this part of the Isle of Wight.
  • Raise the profile of the local businesses and organisations Sandown/ the island have to offer.
  • Strengthen the community engagement and encourage being outdoors.

Why it's a great idea:

The Sandown Bay area needs something new to provide not just a day out but a connection to our admirable island and to know what is on your doorstep. Our idea to bring this event to Sandown was to make people aware that we do take magnificent areas for granted and they need to be used more. To bring an event like this to a small town would make a massive impact on the local community. We hope to increase the footfall of the area and bring arts to our event. We hope the Hullabaloo Soapbox Challenge will bring people together and utilise and activate areas which should be used a lot more from what it has to offer.

Steps to get it done:

  • Being part of a new event in the local community
  • Encourage life and restore a sense of community in Sandown
  • We have the support from local organisations to create an inspiring event for people to take part and enjoy.
  • Create a sense of teamwork
  • Provide a free event for the local community.
  • Raise the profile of the Sandown Bay area by attracting residents and visitors to the event
  • We have a strong social media following and frequently share what is happening throughout the Isle of Wight.
  • We have a strong team with excellent leadership skills and have been part of similar events.
  • We have an engaging and supportive group which will help make the event the best it can be.
  • We have many companies, charities, businesses and individuals wanting to take part.


Location Sandown

About the space

Sandown Bay Area


Isle of Wight Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,359

Barriers - £1,500 (16%)
Ramp - £1,000 (11%)
Hay Bales - £1,000 (11%)
Publicity - £800 (9%)
PA System - £800 (9%)
Signage - £750 (8%)
Road Closure - £657 (7%)
First Aid - £600 (6%)
Road Management - £300 (3%)
Insurance - £250 (3%)
Other - £1,702 (18%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Hay Bales
PA System
Road Closure
First Aid
Road Management
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Hire Equipment
  • Bins
  • Transport Van Hire
  • Sundries
  • VAT

Total £9,359

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