Village fete is a massive success

St Georges churchwarden Paul Bennett running the Pull A String stall with mother in law Joyce Ball having a go
St Georges churchwarden Paul Bennett running the Pull A String stall with mother in law Joyce Ball having a go

The Evenley Fete and Dog Show was spectacularly successful, attracting well over 1,000 visitors to Evenley village green on Sunday, September 6.

It raised £4,570 for the Evenley Matters fund, which grants to local welfare and village improvement projects and other local good causes.

Villager Nial Hoggarth opening a bottle of Prosecco with a sabre at the Evenley Hussars stall

Villager Nial Hoggarth opening a bottle of Prosecco with a sabre at the Evenley Hussars stall

Event co-ordinator Nic Hamblin said: “The day went incredibly well with everyone having great fun and raised a record sum of money for our Evenley Matters charity.”

The fete was opened by Angie Crompton, landlady of the Red Lion Pub in Evenley, who has made an astonishing recovery from a horrific car crash last year.

She thanked everyone in the village who had shown support for her and her family following the accident.

Treasurer of the Evenley Residents’ Association Mike Baul thanked Nic and the Fete 2015 team for their hard work.

Evenley village fete - pictured is action in the  dog show - prettiest bitch

Evenley village fete - pictured is action in the dog show - prettiest bitch

He also thanked all the volunteers, stallholders and residents who donated prizes and everybody who turned out to support the day.

By Monday morning, a visitor to the village would never have known the the event had taken place, with the village green returned to its tranquil, well-kept best.

Evenley village fete - pictured is a demonstration of Tai Chi PNL-150609-221049009

Evenley village fete - pictured is a demonstration of Tai Chi PNL-150609-221049009