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Church Fete

We have an annual fete in August. This is an afternoon of fun, during which funds are raised for the Church, Village Hall and a number of charities. There are traditional games for adults and children including a Magician or Punch and Judy, Bouncy Castle, Coconut Shy, Hoopla and Lucky Dip and stalls selling home-made cakes and produce, paintings, books and toys. And of course, Cream teas and Pimms. The Auction of Promises is always a big draw.

We are very grateful for the continued support of our Sponsors.

 

This year the Fete was held on Thursday August 10th in the idyllic gardens of The Old Rectory.  After a very mixed week, the weather favoured the organisers with dry conditions.

The event was very well attended, with visitors enjoying traditional stalls including a tombola, cakes, produce, books, children’s races, skittles and many more.  Refreshments were available, with the cream teas, ice cream and Pimm’s tents busy all afternoon.  Also on hand was a vintage Bentley, with the opportunity to have your photo taken in the driver’s seat.

 

 

 

The Auction of Promises is always a highlight of the fete, and proved so again this year.  Auction lots included tickets to a box at The Royal Albert Hall, a two night bed and breakfast stay at The Old Rectory, local shellfish and a tour in the aforementioned Bentley.  Salcombe Gin also generously offered a tour, which proved very popular.  The auction also featured a special lot which raised funds for the local First Responders. 

At the time of writing, £8,000 has been raised, which will go towards the maintenance of St Winwaloe’s Church and to
Devon Air Ambulance, Children’s Hospice SW, East Portlemouth Village Hall and other local charities. 


The organisers are extremely grateful to the many businesses and individuals who sponsored the fete, as well as to everyone
who worked so hard to organise and run such a fun and successful day.