Cricket Club to host a traditional summer fete


Let's hope for a glorious sunny day on Sunday 28th June as a summer fete is being held at Alderley Edge Cricket Club. Organised as a joint venture between sisters Emma Bolton and Sarah McCall, owners of The Lavender Tree, and John Berry, manager of the cricket club, this community based event involves a number of local businesses.


This charity fete will utilise the marquee which is being erected for the Time for the Future summer ball on the previous evening, and raise money for the local parish to improve the village park. Emma told us she thought it "would be nice to do something for the community and let people know what local businesses are around, including those who work from home or are internet based".

A whole host of activities have been scheduled including a small fairground, children's races, a coconut shy, lucky dip, apple bobbing, face painting, balloon modelling and a tug of war with competing teams from the cricket club. A charity balloon race has been organised by Mitch Gilbert from Rainbow Balloons and Leslie Smith, a member of the cricket club, has arranged the prizes for a raffle, many of which have been donated by local businesses, with all the proceeds going to improving the park. A barbecue, bar, Pimms tent, Snugbury's ice-cream and tea and cakes by the local WI will provide refreshments.

A stage will be erected on the cricket pitch and Keith Lowe, chairman of the Alderley Edge Festival, has organised musical performances from The Ryleys Choir, a saxophonist and Lawrence Jeffcoate, who recently played Oliver in the West End production, amongst others.

The marquee will contain stalls from a number of local businesses including Granthams, Travel by Design, two florists, a jewellers, local artist Allie Pottinger, whose painting is featured on the poster above, and The Lavender Tree who will be joined by some of their suppliers.

Emma has also put together a number of special offers for the village fete which includes 10% discount vouchers to be used at The Lavender Tree, Fair Trade Fair, Tuula, Ten Little Monkeys and White Rabbit.

It certainly sounds like a fantastic afternoon out which will hopefully become an annual event. Doors open at 2pm and entrance is £1.50 for adults and £1 for children.

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Caley Pakenham-Walsh
Sunday 5th July 2009 at 10:38 am
The Village Fete was a huge success, I know because I took part!

Why are there no photo's or feed back?
Martin Reeves
Tuesday 7th July 2009 at 2:02 pm
There is now a new article on the Summer Fete event, and thanks to photographer Amy Laughton, who spent the afternoon taking literally hundreds of pictures, we have a photo gallery of the days events. Please refer to the new article for all comments