Record fayre grants at Chardstock

PUBLISHED: 13:51 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:52 18 November 2013

Chardstock Street Fayre beneficiaries with cheques presented by Chairman Ady Goff (right).

Chardstock Street Fayre beneficiaries with cheques presented by Chairman Ady Goff (right).


Popular village event enables organisers to make a bumper payout to local groups this year

A record £4,300 has been chared by local groups thanks to this year’s Chardstock Street Fayre

The event on Saturday September 7 attracted around 2000 visitors and despite two cloudbursts, the many stalls, entertainers and other attractions proved very popular.

The main beneficiary of this year’s profits was St Andrews Church which received £1500 towards the repair of its clock.

The village primary school received and £1,000 to provide blackout curtains.

Cheques were distributed at a presentation evening held on Saturday November 16 at the village’s George Inn. Smaller amounts went to the Chardstock Park Trust, St John Ambulance, the Flamingo Pool, Chard Boys Brigade, Chardstock Christmas tree and presents fund, Karizma Majorettes, the Catherine Wells-Burr Foundation and the Chardstock Newsletter.

In addition, the committee made a last minute donation of £300 to the Phillipines Disaster Appeal, a decision which was well received by those in attendance.

* Established in 1999 and held annually since, Chardstock Street Fayre will not take place in 2014 but its committee are already looking for new ideas and members to return in 2015 better than ever. In the meantime, the annual general meeting will be held in Sunday January 12 and the ever-popular duck race down the River Kit will take place around the start of June.

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