June 20th 2015 – a date to remember!

Littlehempston Fete keeps the Midsummer date, so put June 20th 2015 in your diary now! Many thanks to those who came along to the Pig & Whistle last month and shared ideas about this hugely popular annual event, which makes such a big contribution to village life. The dog show – a new entry for 2014 – was popular, so we’ll do it again next year. It was agreed that having a ceilidh afterwards proved a bit ambitious and could prove a washout if it rains, so next year the fete will start at 4pm and finish at 9pm. Nothing much else will change as everybody seems to love the family-friendly traditional atmosphere and style, though there were some excellent suggestions on making activities even more child-friendly. And all agreed that next year we need more muscle and younger backs to collect together the equipment and clear away afterwards.

The final total raised this year was over £3,500 of which £3,100 went to support the church and Community Space. (This included a donation of the raffle Watson Oil £100 voucher.) Donations were also made to Berry Pomeroy School and Rowcroft. A big thank to you all involved – a grand team effort!