The Safari Fair was a great success and was a really good get together in the village after so long. From Mary Ewing’s puzzles and DVDs’ cafe in the east, past the Tithe Meadow gang with various lovely stalls selling jams and toiletries and superb handicrafts also jolly hair sparkles, to the Burtons’ book stall and Megan and Connie’s pretty posies in the old pump house, on to the ice cream van and later fish and chips outside Cridlands.
Then lovely teas and an excess of delicious cake at the Tithe Barn alongside Tombola and a raffle sweetly donated by our mad and brilliant postie Maxine (who has been wearing fancy dress recently in aid of the Hospice – please see her for cash donations or JustGiving details). It was great fun and made about £1300 for church and tithe barn funds. Thanks to everyone who participated in running a stand or visiting.
A fortnight later Alex McLoughlin generously hosted Summer Teas at the Old Rectory in aid of St James’. A capacity crowd was royally served with more superb cakes and cream teas and yet more Tombola and raffle with avid punters and the sun shone beautifully! It was great fun and raised a magnificent £580.
With such a response, we will do this again in 2022.
We very much hope to run the famous Fitzhead Fete again next July and in the meantime the village is in good heart and looks forward to more steady post lockdown reawakening .
Harvest Festival and Supper in the tithe barn will hopefully be another celebration in early October – we will keep you posted.
A Grand Auction of Promises is also provisionally planned for late October…..
With best wishes from your PCC.