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Bentworth Village Fete Saturday 1st July 2017

Bentworth Village Fete Saturday 1st July 2017

Through your generosity we are delighted to announce that after costs, the fete committee were able to bank £6,005.50 following a very successful village fete which was held on 1st July. Funds will be dispersed amongst the following local good causes and four national/local charities which were suggested by villagers:

Bentworth Church
Bentworth School
Care Group
The Villager
Bentworth Harvest Supper
Riding for the Disabled
Cardiac Rehab
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Cardiac Risk in the Young

Thanks must go to many people, far too many to name individually, however a few are: Jenny Lewis for all the announcements during the afternoon and for organising with Julian the popular dog races, Debbie Jones and Catherine Grassi for judging the competitions (I think they really enjoyed the range of home brew!) and also for their cookery skills and Katie Lewis for the tough job of judging the dog show. Our gratitude also goes to the brass band who once again provided excellent musical entertainment, all the owners who displayed their lovely cars, the bell ringers for welcoming us to the start of the fete, the school teachers and governors for use of the hall, field and for providing the teas and cakes, the school children for their dancing, all stall and activity holders and all the committee for the hours of work put in before, during and after the event. But special thanks must go to all of YOU who attended and spent your money, created entries for the competitions, gave donations to the stalls, took part in the activities, bought the burgers, pints, raffle tickets, books and took part in the dog show etc etc. Without you the day would not have been such a success and we wouldn’t be able to support the above good causes and charities.

We were delighted to have had some new stalls this year which included a “therapy corner” with Chris Betteridge and Amanda Nash providing different types of massages, a “food court” with the bar, BBQ with it’s delicious burgers and sausages, Grassi & Jones with their very tasty brioche summer fruit envelope, a Pimms tent and seating area. The “activity corner” offered football shooting, obstacle course, coconut shy, crockery smashing, chicken in a basket and hook a duck, whilst the “shopping area” had various tombolas, bric a brac/cakes, bottles, silent auctions and commercial stalls. All the stalls and activities proved very popular with a number selling out and achieving record sales. Congratulations also to all the competition winners. It was really good to see so many different entries and I am told that the judges found it very difficult to decided upon the winners of each category.

After a number of years on the fete committee Cathy Bolsover and Fred Moir have reluctantly stood down. I would like to thank them for their hard work and commitment to the fete during their time on the committee and they will be sorely missed.

We look forward to your continued support next year.

Charlie Phillips

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