Thousands raised at Jevington’s fabulous fete

Ferret Roulette was part of the fun at Jevington Fete
Ferret Roulette was part of the fun at Jevington Fete

A traditional fete in Jevington helped raise £6,000 for local groups thanks to perfect weather and a host of attractions.

Money will be shared between Demelza Children’s Hospice, St Andrew’s Church, the Village Hall and Jevington Cricket Club.

Organisers described the fourth village fete, held on Rectory Fields on Saturday June 13, as a huge success.

Fete spokesperson Carolyn Lindsey said: “The weather turned out to be a perfect early summer’s day just right for all the events we had on offer.

“What’s special about the Jevington fete is it’s authenticity, it has a totally non-commercial feel to it, everything where possible is local and much is home grown, produced and drawn in the village. We even have our own Gypsy Jazz band The Jevington Hot club who play for us.”

Organisers said the earlier start time of 1pm allowed even more visitors to attend, with more than 900 people through the gate, an increase of about 150 on last year.

The fun dog show drew a big crowd and Ferret Roulette proved to be popular, especially with children.

Beat the goalie is always popular.

A favourite for this year was the Table Swipe and there were three Punch and Judy performances and face painting.

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