It’s tempting fate to record that none of the six fun days we’ve had have had significant rain and this year’s ran true to form even if there were some nervous moments earlier in the day.
Despite a no-show from the Wood Carver (no reason given) and the BMX team due to a break in the night before, a wide range of stalls and activities were available. And it was considered that more people of all ages than ever enjoyed what was on offer.
Financially, in terms of the amount raised by the stalls, raffle, tombola and collecting buckets, this year was the best ever with a grand total of £1038.44 being added to the Fund that we use to benefit the Elderly in Henbury and Brentry. £277 of this came from the collecting buckets and a generous £60 donation added. The total amount represents an enormous amount of work by everyone who helped run the stalls, tombola, raffle and carry the buckets.
Chris Pratt, whose swansong as organiser this was, together with her faithful team did a magnificent job in setting up and ensuring that everything went smoothly on the day. Tributes to Chris for her years of work in organising events were made by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Geoffrey Gollop in opening the event and by Charlotte Leslie, our local MP, at the closure of proceedings. The bouquet presented to Chris was a very small token of our gratitude to her.