The Stisted Hall summer fete opened to a beautiful summer’s day which quickly turned into an absolute scorcher. Jackets came off and the bar did very well indeed. Probably selling as much water as beer but all in a good cause!
The event was extremely well organised and supported with lots of stalls to keep the many visitors occupied and entertained. In fact there was a record crowd this year and the provisional figures show that an overall profit of over £5000 was made. This sum will go towards the purchase of a new minibus for the Home.
As usual at the Stisted Hall summer fete there was a cream tea with scone, clotted cream and strawberry jam, all washed down with a cup of tea or coffee (included within the ticket price we should add). Various stalls enticed visitors to part with their money in the most enjoyable ways. There was a coconut shy, golf chipping, stand a bottle upright from a laying down position using a ring on a fishing line around the bottle neck (is that even possible?), bric-a-brac, French boules and much, much more. Music from the band also added to the atmosphere throughout the afternoon.
The Stisted Hall summer fete is held each year to raise money to assist with the upkeep of the home and for the benefit of its residents. The Friends of Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court are also, amongst other things, involved in the arrangements for this summer fete.
A few photographs of the day can be seen below.