Profits of new-look fayre shared out

Chairman David Allwood ,treasurer Alwyn Chilvers  and Young Farmers Deborah Whitfield, Martin Ulyatt and Greg Sneath.  Photo: SG 011012-470MD
Chairman David Allwood ,treasurer Alwyn Chilvers and Young Farmers Deborah Whitfield, Martin Ulyatt and Greg Sneath. Photo: SG 011012-470MD
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THE re-named Holbeach Town and Country Fayre was one of the few events to pull in big crowds this summer, largely as it was held on the one dry weekend in June.

Its success was a boost for the committee who revamped it from what was previously the Holbeach Vintage Rally, dominated by enthusiasts for tractors and agricultural machines of days gone by.

It is now a fair aimed at all the family, whether from town or country.

The committee got together this month to hand over the £500 net profits to four local charities.

First to benefit with a £200 cheque was Spalding Young Farmers, followed by Kirton Scouts who turned up to receive their £100 donation.

Also due to receive a £100 cheque apiece – through the post, as they didn’t attend the presentation at Holbeach United Services Club – were Holbeach Bank Primary School and St John’s Ambulance.

Treasurer Alwyn Chilvers said: “We were very fortunate in the weather on Saturday in the face of a bad forecast and Sunday was one of our best days ever for the RAF Dakota flypast.

“We’re clearly on the right track with the revamp and are already planning next year’s event.”

This summer’s fayre on King’s Field, Holbeach featured a parade of vintage vehicles, a special schools’ tent, a Thomas the Tank engine train ride, craft stalls, trade stands, displays of owl-flying, kick-boxing and a road accident recovery demonstration by Tears, as well as a live band and bingo on Saturday evening.