THERE was a bumper turnout at this year’s Ebrington village fete, which has raised £5,000 for good causes.
About 1,500 people turned out to the popular event near Chipping Campden to enjoy family attractions including bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, and storytelling along with the popular dog show, classic cars and vintage tractors.
New this year was the Yubberton Country Fair Games for kids run by Ebrington School PTFA.
Claire Alexander, who runs the Ebrington Arms and ran the beer tent at the event, said: “As we had glorious sunshine all afternoon the fete was really busy and had a record attendance.
“The dog show was huge success as always and we had loads of classic cars and vintage tractors on display.”
All profits from the event, held on on Saturday, July 12, go to Ebrington Village Church, St Eadburgh’s and the other village groups.
Meanwhile, Guiting Power’s fete and dog show, held last month, has also been hailed a huge success by organisers after £2,600 was raised.
Visitors enjoyed stalls selling local produce, games including splat-therat and a coconut shy along with face painting, bouncy castle and a slide for the youngsters.
Organiser Linda Miles said: “The fete and dog show were a huge success, we had a fantastic turnout as the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Some of the visitors were sorry when we had to call it a day as they enjoyed themselves so much.”
Proceeds will be split between the village’s playground fundraiser, the church roof appeal and the village hall.
As previously reported, a £20,000 appeal for a new playground in the village was launched last May to transform the playing field into an area where children can use climbing equipment and learn about the local wildlife and crops.
So far more than £10,000 has been raised and the playground group is in the process of applying for grants to help fund part of the project.
The next fundraiser, a night with 60s band the Ramrods, is on October 18.