A SUMMER fete in the church and a Fun Dog Show held at the Colebrooke Amenity Area at the same time, raised more than £900, something of a record for the parish church.

It was the first time for many years that such a combined event had been organised. A steady flow of customers in the church meant the well-stocked cake stall easily sold out.

Church treasurer, Val Pennington, had spent the previous day baking all the cakes for the tea-station. There were stalls, some rather good face painting and a great raffle as well as Splat-the-Rat and games.

The inspiring quiz encouraged many people of all ages to observe and appreciate the wonderful features inside and out of St. Andrew’s Church.

Outside was a fantastic turn-out of about 30 dogs with their humans from the parish and beyond.  Judge, Dale from Jonathan Wood Vets, did a great job all day.

Classes included the Waggiest Tail, Best Trick, catching a cocktail sausage, Scruffiest Dog, Retrieve a Sausage.

Special prizes were also awarded to the Best Young Handler and the Best Puppy.  All class winners were then called out to compete for the Best in Show Rosette and spectators were given chance to influence the outcome of this competition by cheering for their favourite dogs. 

In a closely fought competition to guess the weight of the lamb, Ria Dart nearly guessed the exact weight (which was 41.2 kg).

Members of the PCC thank everyone who attended the event and for the tremendous support.  More than £900 was raised, something of a record.