The annual Fete of the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale went with a swing this year as ‘60s music rocked the Rectory garden. New this year was the DJ Jim Flanagan who had stall holders and customers dancing and singing, interspersed with some lively banter. Over £2000 was made to continue the community outreach work of the parish.
The Reverend Lesley Crawley said, “It was brilliant fun and a lovely community day. It was also an important fundraising event for our community work. We do work in the parish in many and varied ways; we care for those who are alone or have been bereaved, we have a Families Worker for mums and dads who need some support, we have clergy and lay people for those who need a listening ear. There are too many volunteers and community groups to list and they couldn’t continue their work without this fundraising.”
She continued, “I’m so thankful to Bill and Mavis Leach and their team for running the fete over the last few years. I’m also thankful that Maxine Everitt will run the fete next year. The DJ is already booked – I suspect he’ll be even more audacious – I can’t wait!”
Photo is of Maxine Everitt, one of the churchwardens at St George’s Church, Badshot Lea, with “Lucy” the St George’s Dragon. Photo accreditation – Georgie Fry