IN PICTURES: Fete fundraiser proves a success

Morris Dancing in action from the Bourne Borderers. EMN-170522-103822001
Morris Dancing in action from the Bourne Borderers. EMN-170522-103822001

A village fete held in Newton, near Sleaford, has been declared a success despite downpours of rain.

The Red Lion pub, owned by Sharon Bratton and Phil Beetham, staged the event with help from many Newton residents.

Newton village fete. L-R Flynn Barwell 5, Linzi Barwell with dog Mungo, Natalie Hibbitt, Russ Hibbitt, Lee Andrews, Ed Barwell, Henry Andrews 4, Evie Andrews 3, Justine Sherwood with puppy Winston. EMN-170522-103838001

Newton village fete. L-R Flynn Barwell 5, Linzi Barwell with dog Mungo, Natalie Hibbitt, Russ Hibbitt, Lee Andrews, Ed Barwell, Henry Andrews 4, Evie Andrews 3, Justine Sherwood with puppy Winston. EMN-170522-103838001

About 100 people attended the fete, and enjoyed outdoor activities such as hook a duck, a coconut shy, and a challenge of strength.

Sharon Bratton said: “What a fabulous turnout for our village fete.

“Thank you all for coming and sharing the day with us.

“Let’s hope we pick a sunnier day next year.”

Alex White and Paul White at the general election themed coconut shy. EMN-170522-103512001

Alex White and Paul White at the general election themed coconut shy. EMN-170522-103512001

Entertainment was provided by two bands, Indigo and The Welberries, and there was also Morris dancing from the Bourne Borderers.

Towards the end of the day visitors ventured inside the pub to get warm and dry.

Burgers, chicken skewers and fish and chips were provided throughout the day, with a hot buffet and disco in the evening.

Proceeds from the fete in general will go to the village church, which took part in proceedings, with a book stall, tombola and refreshments.

Newton village fete. Landlady of the Red Lion pub, Sharon Bratton with a specially made fete cake for the raffle. EMN-170522-103853001

Newton village fete. Landlady of the Red Lion pub, Sharon Bratton with a specially made fete cake for the raffle. EMN-170522-103853001

Funds raised from the raffle of a specially made fete cake will go to St Barnabas Hospice, which provides end of life care for people in Lincolnshire.

A fundraising total has yet to be finalised, with organisers due to hold a meeting to work out the figure.