The changeable weather for this year’s Summer Fete certainly didn’t put people off supporting Myton!
Fairies and pirates ran amok in the grounds of our Warwick Hospice as people were transported to Neverland for the Summer Fete on Sunday 16th July.
Despite the occasional shower during the afternoon, over 1,000 people helped us to raise a fantastic £15,000!
Between 12pm and 4pm visitors enjoyed stalls selling everything from crafts, chutneys, jewellery, toys and much more. Plenty of games were on offer including the bottle tombola, hoopla, ‘water or wine’ and find the pirates treasure.
The inflatable pirate ship helped young visitors feel like they truly had flown away to Neverland and animal lovers were also given the opportunity to ride a pony or meet birds of prey.
For the twelfth year running John Taylor Funeral Directors organised and hosted the auction which this year raised an amazing £2,805, and The Warwick Avon Rotary Club also kindly organised a delicious BBQ!
Keeping the crowds entertained in our gardens were Loco Mundo jazz band, dance groups Fit2Dance, Jaykays and Hannah Clare School of Dance, the Sing it Loud choir and Simon Button as MC. And six year old Ethan Flint and his friends made a guest appearance to perform The Wizard of Oz for us.
Events Team Leader, Lucy Turner said:
We were absolutely delighted with the support from the local community at this year’s Summer Fete, despite the drizzly weather, over 1,000 people attended and we were thrilled to receive so many vouchers, raffle prizes, home-made bakes and items for our stalls. It was fantastic to see our beautiful grounds transformed into Neverland and so many great local groups and acts performing. Our brilliant team of volunteers make this special event possible every year and we want to say a huge thank you for their continued support.
And a special ‘thank you’ goes to Phillips 66 and Jet for sponsoring the event!
What's up next?
We have a range of events coming up next starting off with our annual Cycle Challenge on the 6th of August with three routes available. Registration for this event closes Wednesday 2nd of August.
Following that, we have Glow in the Moonlight where we will be transforming St Nicholas Park with neon, taking you back to the 80s on September the 16th.