‘Exactly how you’d want to spend a summer’s day’ – Organisers delighted with success of Meldreth Fete

PUBLISHED: 17:48 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:48 26 June 2017

County councillor Susan van de Ven and MP Heidi Allen taking part in the tug-of-war. Picture: Clive Porter

County councillor Susan van de Ven and MP Heidi Allen taking part in the tug-of-war. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

The organiser of this weekend’s Meldreth Fete said the event went so well she couldn’t have asked for more.

The fete was held in the grounds of Meldreth's parish church. Picture: Clive Porter The fete was held in the grounds of Meldreth's parish church. Picture: Clive Porter

Jane Remnant who organised the fete at Holy Trinity Parish Church with her husband Richard, said it was very well attended with plenty of family-friendly fun.

Mrs Remnant told the Crow: “It went absolutely brilliantly.

“We appealed to young families with children and that’s what we got, they had an absolute whale of a time.

“The feedback we’ve had has been fantastic, someone said if you can imagine a summer’s day this is exactly how you’d want to spend it.

Mandy Mousley and Maisie O’ Flanagan enjoying the fete activities. Picture: Clive Porter Mandy Mousley and Maisie O’ Flanagan enjoying the fete activities. Picture: Clive Porter

“We had people come from much further than Meldreth. We were hoping to have an inclusive village event, not just people from the church, and we had people come along who hadn’t been to the churchyard before, so that was very nice.”

As well an auction, raffle, music and other entertainment, South Cambs MP Heidi Allen went along for a tug-of-war match with Melbourn and Bassingbourn county councillor Susan van de Ven.

Mrs Remnant added: “We had a team of female politicians, versus a men’s team, but Heidi Allen’s husband Phil helped the ladies out, and they were on a downhill slope so they won – it was great fun.

“After the 4pm closing time, we had families still enjoying themselves – you can’t want for any more than that!”
Mrs Remnant is looking for young people to join the fete committee to help with next year’s event – call 07702 632051 to find out more.

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