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Grand boost for Longfield

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Crowds flocked to Longfield’s fete in Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton, on Sunday, the first held for 10 years.

Hundreds of people attended, to show their support for the local Minchinhampton based charity who care for people and their families living with a life-limiting illness. Over £4,600 has been raised so far with the figure still rising.

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Longfield volunteers Chris Smith, Juliet Edmonds and Trevor White on the bar at the Longfield Summer Fete. C

Town Crier Tony Evans opened the fete, which also included a fantastic display of vintage cars and traction engine, a walk around from the Ebley Dinosaurs, dancing from Level X Dance Troup and live music from local group B.A.N.D.  Along with a host of stalls holders who came along on the day to sell their arts and crafts.

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Peter Brown (left) and Mark Raven drove the 1925 Burrell traction engine to the fete. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Over 60 volunteers helped run a selection of stalls, activities and games on the day.   

Visitors were offered a selection of delicious refreshments including afternoon teas, BBQ and Pimm’s. The Cotswold Ice Cream Company were also there volunteering and serving a host of different ice creams.

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Branching out: volunteers Sue Gloyne and Hilary Partridge on the plant stall. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Claire Ellis, Community & Events Officer said: “We’re so pleased that we were able to run our fete this year. It was great to be back holding a family event in the community we care for, whilst raising much-needed funds for the hospice

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Longfield’s Summer Fete on Sunday proved a hit with visitors.

“Whether you volunteered on the day, donated prizes or spent your money at the fete, your contribution is extremely valued and appreciated.”

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Blast from the past: the Ebley Dinosaurs mingled with the crowds. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

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