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Bressingham and Fersfield Summer Fete, Flower and Dog Show success helps towards £12,000 play park project





An event, aimed at raising money to rejuvenate a condemned play park, collected more than £1,000 for the cause.

Bressingham and Fersfield Summer Fete, Flower and Dog Show featured games, food and a car boot sale.

Lesa Orford, of the village hall committee, said the event – blessed with beautiful weather – had been a big hit, with lots of money raised and people enjoying the various activities on offer.

Rebecca Kinsey Winner of the Burroughs Challenge Cup at the fete, flower and dog show. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Rebecca Kinsey Winner of the Burroughs Challenge Cup at the fete, flower and dog show. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Katie Brame and Ryan Hepburn. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Katie Brame and Ryan Hepburn. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Marta Semmler with Kulka and Jed Whelpley with Stephanie. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Marta Semmler with Kulka and Jed Whelpley with Stephanie. Picture: Mark Bullimore

She said: “It was the first opportunity we have had in quite a few years to do something for the village and get everyone together.

“The money will not only go towards the upkeep of the hall, but it will also go towards equipment on the playing fields.

“It was unfortunately condemned, so it will cost us between £12,000 and £15,000 to get it back up to standard.

James Lord trying on of the games at the fete, flower and dog show. Picture: Mark Bullimore
James Lord trying on of the games at the fete, flower and dog show. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Johanna Barnett, organiser of the dog show at the event and also the photographer for the winners. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Johanna Barnett, organiser of the dog show at the event and also the photographer for the winners. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Sharon Cole and Sarah Roberts. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Sharon Cole and Sarah Roberts. Picture: Mark Bullimore

“I think we have got one swing and a slide there at the moment, so we want to be able to rebuild it for the village, as we have a lovely school here and we would like to give those children a place again to play.”

The hall hosts a range of events, including quiz nights and fitness classes, and is available for hire, with all funds going towards paying for the revamp of the play area.

Ms Orford praised supporters for making the event a success.

“We would like to thank everyone who came to the fete, flower and dog show and to everyone that supports what we do for the community,” she said.

“We are always happy to see new and old faces at the events we put on and, with their support, it helps us do even more, so thank you.”



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