All hands to pump to get show on

Lead us to the show ring: Eileen Geeson with her poodles Holly and JJ. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250612-133TW
Lead us to the show ring: Eileen Geeson with her poodles Holly and JJ. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250612-133TW
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THE new president of The Rotary Club of Holbeach demonstrated his skills in the arena at the club’s first midsummer fayre on Sunday.

When torrential rain threatened to spoil the event, Andrew Bines came to the rescue with his Homeclean van by pumping nearly 300 gallons of water off the show ring so that displays of zumba, Dance 4 Life and a dog contest could go ahead.

Alan North and Bob Booth from South Holland Radio talk to the team from The Rotary Club of Holbeach: Wendy Chew, Ron Honour, Andy Bines, Helen Scott, Susan Bines, Pat Honour and Margaret Tilstone. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250612-136TW

Alan North and Bob Booth from South Holland Radio talk to the team from The Rotary Club of Holbeach: Wendy Chew, Ron Honour, Andy Bines, Helen Scott, Susan Bines, Pat Honour and Margaret Tilstone. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250612-136TW

More than 35 pitch holders braved downpours to set up for the first Holbeach Midsummer Fayre, and were rewarded when the sun came out and a successful afternoon was had by all.

Publicity officer Helen Scott said The Rotary Club of Holbeach was determined not to let the weather get in the way of their plans to give local groups a chance to raise money for themselves and support Everyman: Stamp out Male Cancer.

Helen said: “We really appreciated the support we received from everyone who came but special thanks must go to South Holland Radio, Brian Hind for arranging the fair rides, Ian Robinson for the bouncy castle, Sam Poole for the dog show, Baytree Nurseries for the loan of the trolleys, LIVES, St John Ambulance and all the wonderful dancers. They really made the day.

“We are hoping that Holbeach Parish Council will be willing to let us hold the event again next year.

“If we can have a successful day in terrible weather we are confident we can have a brilliant event next year.”

To find out more about the work of The Rotary Club of Holbeach visit www.rotary-holbeach.org.uk