Grand garden fete to raise money for Combe Raleigh bells

PUBLISHED: 17:30 16 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 19 August 2016

Trevor Hitchcock and Mark Moran with the Coombe Raleigh St Nicholas church bells. Ref mhh 5037-03-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Trevor Hitchcock and Mark Moran with the Coombe Raleigh St Nicholas church bells. Ref mhh 5037-03-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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The Combe Raleigh Bell Fund needs just another £12,000 to reach its final fundraising goal of £75,000.

The group needs the cash to restore and augment the St Nicholas Church’s bells from three to six.

To help raise more money, it is putting on a grand garden fete, to be held this Sunday (August 21) from 2.30pm at the Combe Hill Estate, Combe Raleigh, by kind permission of the Lazarus family.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a nostalgic afternoon of traditional fun and games, with cream teas on the terrace, maypole dancing and garden games on the lawn, as well as gardens and woodland walks.

There will also be stalls, sideshows, a bouncy castle, a steam traction engine, model railways, pony rides, football penalty and tennis competitions, raffle, and much more on offer, including some bellringing.

There is limited wheelchair access and no dogs are allowed - call 01404 41107/43929 for more details.

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