Bourton gears up for church fun day

VISITORS will once again get the chance to pelt their vicar and local councillors with wet sponges with the return of a popular fete.

This year's St.Lawrence's Church Fun Day in Bourton take place in the village hall and on the green on Saturday, July 5 from 10am to 4pm.

Stalls will include tombola, games, nearly new clothes and accessories, bric-a-brac, duck racing and the stocks, giving visitors the opportunity to pelt Reverend Rachel Rosborough, local Councillors and other well known local figures with wet sponges.

Remembering the experience last year Rev Rosborough said: "The money raised is used by the Church to support many local activities and I was quite thankful that most people choose not to hit me with their sponges, rather throw them wide of my face.

"I've made a mental note to be exceedingly nice to everyone in the few weeks before the Fun Day to ensure this poor aim continues."

Proceeds from the event will go towards funding the many activities within the parish of Bourton including the youth groups, lunch clubs and the nursery club.

Funds are also used to supply hardship grants throughout the area.

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