An annual affair at Stisted Hall which raises money for the home.
The weather was much better than last year and lots of people turned out to support this annual event at Stisted Hall, which raises a great deal of money for the home.
Among the visitors to the fete were the RW Provincial Grand Master of Essex and his wife who were introduced by Alan Garner, the President of the Association of Friends of Prince Edwajrd Duke of Kent Court. The PGM officially opened the fete, carried out many enjoyable duties and chatted sociably with the residents and other visitors throughout the afternoon .
Several brethren from St Laurence attended and tried their luck at some of the many games of chance on offer, designed to extract the maximum from their pockets. As you will see from the photographs below, Brothers Dean and David tried their luck at the ‘Overs and Unders’ card game. Their luck was out but the charity benefitted (the Friends of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Court) who provide extra comforts for the residents of this lovely home at Stisted hall. W Bro David West had similar luck with the human fruit machine and later consoled himself with a Mr Whippy ice cream.
There were many motor bikes on show belonging to the ‘Widow’s Sons’, the Masonic Biker Club. You have to own a bike of 650cc or more to join. They ride once a week, have their own lodge and several of them are Grand Officers.
An excellent choir sang several songs during the day.
The choir was made up from residents and staff at Stisted Hall, including W Bro David West’s mother (front row right in red shirt).
The Rayleigh Brass Band also played to their normal high standard and some of the trumpet and cornet leads were exceptionally good indeed!
It was a lovely day with too many stalls and activities to mention but of course, traditionally, there was a cream tea included within the price of the ticket and a raffle, which raised the princely sum of £1,500.
A few photos taken on the day can be seen below.