Update 30th June 2015
The village fete 2015 was a great success and was very well attended. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event. A special thank you to Schnoodles Doggy Daycare who ran the dog show for us this year. Of course the day could not happen without the dedicated group of volunteers who work throughout the year to make this event happen. Huge congratulations and thanks go to them. Full details about the day and the amounts raised will be posted shortly.
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Preparations are now well underway for the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Fete 2015. This year the Fun Dog Show will be supporting the Chiltern Dog Rescue Society. For more information about this charity please visit www.chilterndogrescue.org.uk
This event is the biggest social event in the village and is always very well attended. The team that put the event together and those that help on the day are a dedicated group of villagers intent on making our community a better place. The fete brings people together and the money raised is the main source of funding for the Village Hall and Recreation Grounds. If you would like to become involved in the fete and feel a little inhibited about coming along to a meeting then why not email firstname.lastname@example.org and get more details about what it is like to be a fete volunteer.
The Fete is known in the area because it is a traditional fete. We have music by The Hemel Hempstead Band. We run varoius stalls, tombola, Cakes and Teas, Bric a Brac, Coconut Shie, China Smash, Kiddies Corner and much more.
The Fun Dog Show will be run by Schnoodles, a local doggy day care company in the Vale Chesham. The classes for the dog showare as follows:-
1:30 Ring 1 Golden oldie (over 8 years)
Sponsor: Wendover Heights Vets
1:45 Handsomest dog
Sponsor: Kim Layzell Photography
1:30 Ring 2 Cutest puppy (3 to 12 months)
Sponsor: Elite Pawfection
1:45 Prettiest bitch
Sponsor: Pets at No1
2:00 Ring 1 Egg and Spoon race
Sponsor: Snobs of Amersham
2:15 Best rescue dog
Sponsor: Doodle Caboodle
2:30 Best sausage catcher
Sponsor: WJ Harrap Motors
2:45 High jump
Sponsor: Wheelhouse Vets, Chesham
3:00 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society show championship (for 1st and 2nd in each class)
Championship Prize donated by Sue and Rob Bourne
Our Horticultural society run a stall selling plants grown by the Hort Soc themselves and by donations from villagers. This is a great place to buy plants as you not only get great quality and value but the team are always willing to share their expertise with you, letting you know best places to plants etc. For more information on how to join the Horticultural Society please contact Rachel Watts on 01494 785322
In the hall there is the opportunity to view artwork produced by our Village Art Class. This class is open to anyone who wants to exercise their artistic abilities. For more information on the art class call Berry Gidman on 01494 758532.
This year we will be running a childrens fancy dress competition. We encourage all children to come along in fancy dress and there will be a prize for the costume judged to be the best.
The Fete provides great value with entry at only £1 for adults. Children go free.
We have a fantastic raffle with tickets available to buy on the day and also on the Village Door Knock.
Village Door Knock
The village door knock is on on Thursday 18th June 2015. On this day we will endeavour to call on the residents of Bellingdon and Asheridge and collect donations for the fete, we will also give you a free fete programme. This year we will be collecting books, new toiletries. New or nearly new toys. Bottles of wines and spirits. Plants and cuttings and bric a brac. If you would like to get involved in the door knock please contact email@example.com. Also if you know that you will not be in on that day then please contact us to arrange a collection or drop off point.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall
The village fete is run to support the Village Hall and Grounds. This year will see the upgrade of facilities at the hall and the maintenance if the grounds. There is a dedicated village hall committee who meet regularly to arrange the maintenance and upkeep of this valuable village resource. If you are interested in joining the Village Hall Committee then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.