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20. Cuckoo's Nest

Ode to the Cuckoo's Nest

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Ode to the Cuckoo's Nest

The Cuckoo’s Nest on Peel Street, in Marsden, Have you been?
They have shoes and ships and sealing wax and everything in-between.
Fifty stalwart volunteers to keep the ship afloat,
Powered by boundless energy, but that’s not all she wrote.
Born in June, two thousand one, with community at heart,
To date six hundred thousand, to good causes given out.
Most recently a helping hand to children torn by war,
To local cause and far away, they find a little more.

A little here a little there soon becomes a flood,
Thank you to the Cuckoo’s Nest for doing so much good.

More than a hundred causes have been blessed by your support,
Theatre groups and bands, park friends and of course, many a sport
Sailing, Bowling, British Legion, Mountain Rescue team,
History, Lunch club, National Trust, You allowed our young to dream.
Not just clubs but big events, festivals and more,
each one binds us closer, a community at core.
Thank you for the Imbolc and your name sake Cuckoo day,
for supporting Christmas lights which chase the winter blues away.

A little here a little there soon becomes a flood,
Thank you to the Cuckoo’s Nest for doing so much good.

And every year you help support the Festival of Jazz,
A music extravaganza like no other village has.
Brought by you to Marsden, from lands so very far away,
In club and pub and car park, musicians jig and sing and play.
So hats off to the committee, to volunteers old and new,
to all who donated clothes and toys, bric-a-brac or shoe.
Thanks from the Marsden Jazz Festival, for all of your support,
and for all that happens “in the back” so you never come up short.

A little here a little there soon becomes a flood,
Thank you to the Cuckoo’s Nest for doing so much good.

PRINCIPAL FESTIVAL SPONSORS