Summer Fete exceeds expectations!

  • 3 July 2019

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s inaugural Summer Fete raised an astounding £4275. As the date grew even closer the team aspired to match last year’s total and colleagues at the charity were not to be disappointed. The community rose to the challenge and exceeded the previous amount by nearly £1000, raising a grand sum of £5256. The traditional fete games proved popular with the raffle and BBQ raising nearly £1000 each.Bec Beattie, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity community fundraiser and organiser of the Fete said; ‘We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, the kindness of our volunteers, the support of my colleagues and of course, our amazing visitors. On the hottest day of the year so far, we had the most wonderful turnout and I can’t thank those who helped to make the Fete such a success enough’. Reflecting on the day, Bec added ‘The fete is far more than a fundraiser, it is an opportunity for people to come and see what a hospice is like, meet our army of volunteers and learn more about a charity that each year supports more than 3,000 people living with life-limiting illnesses. We were also able to share information about Sunflower memories, and more than 10 people dedicated a sunflower in memory of a loved one on the day. Over 50 Sunflowers are now on display in the grounds of the Hospice and will remain on view until the end of July, giving anyone who was not able to join us on Saturday the opportunity still to visit.’Arthur Rank Hospice would like to extend its appreciation to Martin & Co Barker Bros Butchers (Great Shelford) and Banthorpe Walker Roofing Ltd, Kale and Damson and Toni’s Ices, as well as Jazz Wave Jazz Band, and Arthur Rank Hospice’s two choirs, Sister Shed and Sky Larks just some of the kind companies and groups that came on board to support the event. The team’s attention will now move on to thinking how we can get even more people involved and build on the success in 2020.You can see more photos from the day on our Facebook album here: