We hope you can join us for an afternoon of family fun at the Wherwell School Fete which is held on the Schools playing field on the 19th May from 12pm-3pm.
All the usual popular attractions will be there including kids games, face painting, bouncy castle, book stall, bottle tombola and plant stall. Hardy's Nursery, Market for all Seasons, Hilliers Garden Centre and the Hairy Pot Co have all kindly donated to the plant stall so arrive early to snap up a beautiful bargain for your garden.
There will be live swing, blues and jazz music from Add Hoc followed by enthusiastic country dancing and maypole performances by the children.
The Grand Raffle has over twenty fantastic prizes to be won which have been generously donated by local companies including JoCo Hampers, Wyevale Garden Centre, Riverside Bowl, Chilbolton Village Stores, The Abbotts Mitre, The Clos du Marquis, Snow Biz, Andover Lawn Tennis Club, Merityre, Beauty Treats, Hildon Water, Danebury Vineyards, Hero, Finkley Down Farm, The Spitfire Shoot, Andover Golf Club and more. Tickets are just £1 each and are available from Chilbolton Village Stores.
Mouth watering refreshments will be available at our BBQ & Pimms Bar run by local restaurant the Clos du Marquis, as well as plenty of home made cakes, ice cream, teas and coffee.
The Fete is the Schools major fundraiser of the year and monies raised are used to make up the shortfall in our ever diminishing budget. Funds raised at last years Fete have been used to update IT equipment, purchase library books and dictionaries, provide maths aids, sporting kits and replace outdoor play equipment - without the Fete this just would not have been possible.
The theme for this years Fete is 'Protecting the Environment' and we are hoping to use some of the funds raised on the day to purchase an anaerobic digester for the school which would recycle all our food waste for years to come. With the recent worrying news of the proposal to build a large waste incinerator just three miles from our school we feel that taking responsibility for our waste is a timely and important message to be teaching our children from an early age.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the local businesses who have supported the Fete, with special thanks to Winchester Auto Barn, HD Labels, Acutus Consulting, Graham & Co and Wherwell Estates for their generous donations to help with the overheads.
Please come along to the Fete on the 19th May, enjoy the day and help us put the 'fun' back into Fundraising!