All the fun of the fayre at hospital

Spalding Flower Queen Inca Honnor and John Hayes MP at a summer fayre in aid of Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding.
Spalding Flower Queen Inca Honnor and John Hayes MP at a summer fayre in aid of Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding.
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Fundraisers and supporters of Johnson Community Hospital dodged the showers on Saturday for this year’s summer fayre.

Children were encouraged to wear fancy dress at an event that also featured children’s games, raffle, tombola and stalls run by Spalding Inner Wheel, the Lions Club, Pinchbeck WI and other community groups.

Guests at the event included South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes and Spalding Flower Queen Inca Honnor who played their part in ensuring that about £700 was raised during the day.

Elisabeth Britten, treasurer for the hospital’s League of Friends, said: “It was a really good event and a success from a social point of view.

“With the weather as it was, we were able to hold part of the event inside the hospital and part of it outside under the roof of the main entrance.

“It’s always a nice occasion but it was especially good to have Mr Hayes and the Spalding Flower Queen with us, while the people who make up our League of Friends did their own bit as well.

“We were pleased to have so many representatives from different charitable organisations in the town all working to raise funds for the hospital.”

It’s expected that the money raised will go towards providing music for patients in the hospital’s main waiting area.

League of Friends chairman Angela Newton said: “We were quite pleased with how things went, bearing in mind the weather.”