Chardstock’s big cash payout

Groups share in street fayre profits

MORE than �3,500 was handed to local organisations at a presentation night in Chardstock.

The bumper give-away was the result of the village’s hugely successful street fayre in September.

This year’s main beneficiary was The Chardstock Park Trust – a new committee set up to rejuvenate the village play park.

They left the ceremony at The George with a cheque for �2,500.

Other recipients included:

Chardstock Amateur Dramatic Society (�200), Chard U15’s & U16’s Rugby Club (�200),while the following groups each received �100:

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Chardstock St Andrews Primary School; Chardstock Christmas Presents and Tree; St John’s Ambulance; Devon Air Ambulance and Chard Fire Brigade.

Receiving �50 were Chardstock Newsletter; Chardstock Church Flower Group and Karizma Majorettes.

Fayre committee chairman Sarah Williamson said: “We’d like to thank all those who make the day possible by helping, entertaining, sponsoring or visiting the event and the fundraisers in the build-up to fayre day.

“This year we had a fantastic summer open air family concert with the Wessex Big Band which was very successful and we hope to repeat a similar event next year, fingers crossed for good weather again.”

To find out more about Chardstock Street Fayre please visit the website