The annual Church Fete was held this year on Saturday 16th of September and was a great success in spite of the showers and at times, stormy weather. The heavens really did open during the afternoon; gazebos flapped furiously in the wind and the jousting platform became even more perilous with the added challenge of the rain-soaked beam and sodden duelling batons (actually sacks filled with something squidgy).
The whole event represented a mammoth feat of organisation led by David Rutherford and an army of volunteers and helpers. There were tombolas, a bottle raffle, bric-a-brac stalls, book stalls and games aplenty, in addition to all the delicious home-made cakes and refreshments served throughout the afternoon. The BBQ was popular as always and the much-loved Teddy Zip Wire also featured again this year. Daring Teds could be seen zooming down from the bell tower across the churchyard to eagerly awaiting little hands. Eversden Brass Band sought sanctuary from the rain inside the church and the music was definitely one of the highlights of the afternoon; it’s not often you hear “Batman” and “Ghostbusters” played from inside the church!
All credit to our wonderful village community who supported this occasion and ignored the inclement weather. A fantastic sum of £1,605.80 was raised for much needed church funds. Well done to everyone involved and thank you!