On Sunday 17th July, hundreds of people took advantage of the beautiful sunny weather by heading over to Warwick Myton Hospice to explore our Alice in Wonderland themed Summer Fete.
Between 12pm and 4pm, visitors made their way around the hospice grounds to discover what hidden treasures could be found amongst the range of products being sold across the various stalls, from jewellery and clothing to toys and books.
Whilst making their way around the stands, visitors were also invited to try their luck on a number of games such as the hugely popular bottle tombola. Thanks to the Regency Rotary Leamington Spa who organised this year’s bottle tombola, the stall raised a record breaking £2,357.85! Animal lovers were also given the opportunity to ride a pony or meet birds of prey in return for a small donation to Myton.
Given this year’s theme, organisers set up a croquet pitch with specially designed flamingo croquet sticks in the entrance of the grounds and people were invited to design and create their own Mad Hatter’s Hat at the Mad Hatter’s Hat station hosted by Alice herself.
For the eleventh year running, Rob Ripley from John Taylor Funeral Directors in Leamington Spa organised and hosted the annual auction which raised £2,786 and The Warwick Avon Rotary Club also kindly organised a delicious BBQ, raising £1,221!
To perfectly compliment the warm summer weather, Warwickshire based dance group, Fit 2 Dance, opened the fete with a dance routine put together by their teacher, Liz England, and local jazz band, Loco Mundo, serenaded the crowd with an hour long jazz set.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Summer Fete has raised £17,742.25 for Myton which is enough to fund a Myton nurse for a whole six months! This is a fantastic amount of money and we would therefore like to thank all of the amazing volunteers, stallholders and visitors who supported this year’s event.
But don’t take our word for it, read Neneh J Bee’s blog post about the day by clicking here