As always we have some lovely stalls at our fete – mostly small, local businesses and causes. Do please support them if you can.
Currently confirmed we have:
We have a fantastic range of businesses based in Bellingdon and Asheridge and further afield locally. Many of them are kind enough to support our fete by advertising in our programme. Our thanks go to:
After a slightly-soggy-underfoot-but-very-successful event last year, British Dalmatian Welfare will once again be holding their annual Fun Day at the Village Hall and playing field on Sunday 25th June from 10.45 to around 3pm.
Everyone is welcome with or without their dogs (spots are optional). There is a Fun Dog show with a fancy dress class for dogs and humans plus egg-and-spoon races. There is also a chance to try out agility equipment or to enter the test for Kennel Club “Good Citizens” qualification at Bronze level.
For both adults and children there is a chance to meet LOTS of Dalmatians although there is no guarantee there will be 101…
Entry is free although we hope you enjoy lunch or tea and cake, buy raffle tickets or home baked dog biscuits and dog cakes. For more information see www.dalmatianwelfare.co.uk or follow British Dalmatian Welfare on Facebook or @britdalwelfare on Twitter.
A small band of volunteers will be knocking on doors in Bellingdon & Asheridge this evening between 6-9pm and in some cases between now and the weekend.
We are looking for donations of good quality toys, plants, bric-a-brac, wine etc. Unfortunately we are unable to accept second hand electrical goods for safety reasons.
If you’re out, or prefer to donate in your own time, we’ll leave details of how to contact us. Flyers will be dropping into your letterbox shortly.
We will also be selling raffle tickets as we go round, and you can find out more about the prizes available here:
Now in its third year, our children’s fancy dress competition (no charge to enter) continues to grow in popularity. Judging will be at 3pm (approx) in Ring 2.
This year the competition is once again kindly sponsored and judged by The Village Nursery, Bellingdon. Karen and her team will also be having a stall so please do pop along and see them.
We are extremely fortunate, once again, to have an astonishing array of raffle prizes, kindly donated by our wonderful villagers. Among the prizes are:
Raffle tickets are just £1 each and can be purchased from any of the committee, during the doorknock or on the day itself.
Just some of the ways you can help make our 2017 fete the best ever!
- Participate in the “doorknock” on or after Thursday 15th June, either as a volunteer or by donating goods. We need good quality toys, plants, bric-a-brac, wine etc. Unfortunately we are unable to accept second hand electrical goods. If you’re out, we’ll leave details of how to contact us if you wish to donate anything. Flyers will be dropping into your letterbox shortly.
- Buy raffle tickets, either beforehand at the doorknock or from any of the committee or on the day
- Bake a cake – cakes can be delivered to the hall on the day.
- Volunteer on a stall – there’s always room for more helpers. Email email@example.com if you can spare some time.
- Help us set up the field – our setup team will be on the field from 2-5pm on Thursday 23rd and from 8am on the day itself. The more the merrier, no prior experience required! We also need help taking everything down at the end (5-6pm approx).
- Come and enjoy the fete!
Our fun dog show is once again in conjunction with the amazing Medical Detection Dogs charity. MDD trains dogs to detect the odour of human
disease. It is at the forefront of research into the fight against cancer
and helping people with life-threatening diseases, as well as saving
huge amounts of money for the NHS.
The classes are as follows:
1:10 Best Puppy (3-12 months) Sponsored by Priests Ford, Chesham
1:30 Prettiest Bitch sponsored by Snobs of Amersham
1:45 Best Young Handler (under 14 years old) sponsored by Wheelhouse Vets, Chesham
2:15 Best Rescue Dog sponsored by Tring Brewery
3:00 Medical Detection Dogs Show Championship (for 1st and 2nd in each class)
1:10 Golden Oldie (7 years and over) sponsored by Wendover Heights Vets
1:30 Handsomest Dog sponsored by HG Matthews
2:00 Waggiest Tail sponsored by Carol Conlan
2:30 Dog Most Like Owner sponsored by WJ Harrap Motors
With under three weeks to go, we now have the approximate timings for our village fete on 24th June:
12:30 Fete opens
1:10 Fun dog show begins
3:00 Kids’ fancy dress competition judging
3:30 Tug of war competition (children, ladies and men)
4:30 Raffle drawn
5:00 Fete closes
There will be more details posted here over the coming days and weeks, so keep checking back.
The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, will be coming to St John’s on 28th May for the weekly service, which starts at 10.00. Everyone is very welcome to come.
To find out more about the Bishop, visit his blog: http://bishopalan.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo courtesy of Diocese of Oxford