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We Fight Any Claim Community Blog Image Groupfest - Get Together For A Good Time

I mean yeah Christmas is great, but I think we can all agree that festival season is in fact the most wonderful time of the year!

What could be better than chucking on a pair of wellies and heading out into a field with your friends to sing and dance to your favourite artists?

Well, we don’t think there is much that can beat it, which is why we chose to throw a festival for our staff this summer to celebrate all their hard work over the last twelve months!

On the last bank holiday of the year we took over Chepstow Racecourse to host the very first Groupfest - a chance for us all to ‘Get together for a good time’. 

Wearing their exclusive wristbands, staff arrived in their best festival attire and were greeted with the Groupfest signature cocktail – there was rum, it was good!

We kicked off the day with Guns 2 Roses – the only Guns N’ Roses tribute act to be accredited by Axel Rose himself! The air guitars were out in force as we rocked away to all the classics including Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City.

Our CEO Richard Thomas then took to the stage to present the very first We Plan Group pride awards. The pride awards were a celebration of those employees who demonstrate our company values throughout the general course of their working day. 

Once all the winners had collected their prizes DJ Greg Brown, a regular on the Cardiff club scene, took to the stage to play a smashing set of chart and dance hits. The atmosphere was amazing as the sun shined down and the fairground stalls opened. Staff played for free to win prizes ranging from inflatables, sweets and drinks vouchers.

Colin the Compare (not his official title but it’s what we’re going with) gathered the crowds to take part in various competitive games such as tug of war. Luckily the only stitches that were had from the ‘It’s A Knock Out’ games were staff in stiches of laughter, as they jumped over and ducked under the giant rotating arm. We also had garden games including giant Jenga and Connect 4 for those members of staff who were looking for a slightly less strenuous bit of fun!

The glitter artists had a constant stream of visitors as the girls donned sparkly flowers and the guys opted for glitter beards! The photo booth, full of a range of silly props, created some hilarious photos which really captured the amazing atmosphere of the day.

To finish the day we all gathered round as the headline act, Maddison, took to the stage. The band blew us away playing us a range of their hits including The Dark. Be sure to follow Maddison on Facebook to keep up to date with everything that is happening with the up and coming band. All we can say is watch this space!

Groupfest 2018 really was one to remember! Thank you to everyone who attended the event, it was a great success. We can’t wait for the next time we can ‘Get together for a good time’!