SHERINGTON VILLAGE FETE 2003
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Saturday 21 June     Village crest     in the Manor Garden
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Pre School Stall
  • The Fete had been advertised as 'A Fantastic Fun Day For All The Family'. It was certainly 'fantastic'. It exceeded all expectations.
  • The weather was perfect: warm and sunny.
  • There was a large attendance - 2,200.
  • £12,856 was raised. Expenses were £4,163. £3,423 was paid to village organisations, with the balance of £5,270 going to the Church. The following organisations benefited: New Thursday Group, Pre-School, SCAN Kids, Brownies, Mums and Toddlers, Historical Society, Twinning Association, School, Youth Club, SCAN magazine and the website.
  • It took Ella Field and David Hyde all day Sunday to count the money.
  • The Grand Auction raised £2550: £1800 directly from bids, with a generous supplement of £750 from Barclays Bank.
  • The raffle raised £1300 (see below).
  • The Team Challenge was won by the Venture Landrover team headed by Ian and Ruth Thompson. Click here for full details.
  • The winning scarecrow was the ballet dancer from Church End.
  • Congratulations to these and all the other winners.
  • A big thank you for making this event such a success goes to:
    • Dianne and Andy Stewart for hosting the Fete in the lovely moated gardens of their Manor House and to Dianne for leading the team of organisers.
    • The whole team of organisers who worked very hard for many weeks.
    • The large number of people who helped by providing services or manning stalls.
    • The many sponsors, see the list on the Sponsorship page.
    • Everybody who attended and took part.
  • There are 90 fete photos on the web site - check them all out.
  • Did we miss something? If you have a fete photograph that you would like to share with web site visitors, please email it to us and we will add it to the collection.
French Cafe - Twinning Association Sherington at War - Sherington Historical Society Cake Stall
  Raffle Prizes
  • First prize: 00775 Laura Harrington, £350 cash
  • Second prize: 02516 Ron (MKCCG), VCR Player
  • Third prize: 01288 Roger S, Bosch Vacuum (worth £100)
  • 02143 Mick Beal, Bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne
  • 01544 Pearl Teasdale, £30 voucher for Frosts Garden Centre
  • 00779 Madge Hine, Dinner for 2 at Moore Place Hotel (murder-mystery evening)
  • 02460 P Wood, Sunday Lunch for 2 at The Swan, Sherington
  • 02476 S Tanner, Entrance for 2 adults and 2 children at Woburn Abbey
  • 01518 Kay Turrell, Tickets for 2 for The Stables
  • 02599 Doreen Bethwaite, Breville Sandwich Maker
  • 00556 Jan Pedder, Entrance for 2 adults at Bletchley Park for an Open Weekend
  • 01265 Jo Jennings, £20 voucher for Pumpkin Patch
  • 02395 Mrs D Stephens, Meat Voucher
  • 01064 K Nicholls, Frozen Turkey
  • 02507 Mike Klein, Cut and Blow Dry at Changes
  • 02227 Peter Mays, Set of 3 ciders
  • 00181 Ali Kennealy, Lunch for 2 at The Tea Pot, Olney
  • 02471 John Roach, Voucher for Mandala, Olney
  • 00808 Kevin Colyer, Aromatherapy treatment
  • 01907 Martin Leach, Potted plant
  • 01483 Pat Quinn, Meal for 2 at The Robin Hood
  • 1,728 tickets were sold. £350 went in prize money. Over £400 was returned to groups who helped sell tickets and just under £900 went to St Laud's.
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