Village fete tops £870 for three good causes

Lucy Bannister and Eleanor Massey with painted faces at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094340001
Lucy Bannister and Eleanor Massey with painted faces at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094340001

A well-attended fete in Ancaster village successfully raised more than £870, with more money still to come in.

The money will be split between three causes – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Ancaster Football Club and Ancaster Cricket Club.

Kirsty Phillips, with Rory and William and the lollipop game at Ancaster Village Show. EMN-160709-094308001

Kirsty Phillips, with Rory and William and the lollipop game at Ancaster Village Show. EMN-160709-094308001

Around £870 has been collected, but money is still being counted before a final figure can be reached.

Attractions at the fete included various stalls selling lots of different items, a beer tent, a cider tent from village pub Railway Inn and the Ancaster Sports and Social Club were there too.

There was also live entertainment from bands and singers to keep spirits at a high.

Show organiser Rebecca Curt said: “It went really well, and those who came had a really great time.”

Tony Hinch and Stuart Bristow at the beer tent at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094325001

Tony Hinch and Stuart Bristow at the beer tent at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094325001

She added: “It is the first show for a long time, and hopefully there will be many more to come.”

In true Great British style, the heavens opened on the day itself, but nobody was put off by the rain.

Rebecca said: “The event started at 2pm, and the rain finished by about 4pm or 5pm, so it wasn’t too bad.”

Pheobe Millsom and Mia Clegg pick a cup at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094356001

Pheobe Millsom and Mia Clegg pick a cup at Ancaster Show. EMN-160709-094356001