Fruity fun

FUN Oliver Sims, five, tucks in to some strawberries. Picture: Sarah Standing (122245-7158)
FUN Oliver Sims, five, tucks in to some strawberries. Picture: Sarah Standing (122245-7158)
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THEY are the quintessential summer fruit – and more than 800 people couldn’t get enough of them at a fete in Havant.

The 31st Strawberry Fayre was as popular as ever as scores of people visited Fairfield Infant School.

The playground was transformed, with dozens of stalls selling strawberries, cream teas and cakes.

Music was provided by the TS Unity Band and the Mayor and Mayoress of Havant, Gerald and Elaine Shimbart, judged a fancy dress competition.

Soaking up the jolly atmosphere were Mary and Peter Galloway, from Langstone, who were on the original Parent Teacher Association that started the event in the 70s as a way of raising funds for the school.

Their daughter, Emma Sims, is now secretary of the PTA and her son Oliver, five, goes to the school.

Mrs Galloway said: ‘It’s lovely to come here 30 years later and see all these people here.’

Proceeds from the day will help buy laptops for the school.

Parent Julie Johnson, 32, who dressed as a strawberry for the day, said: ‘It’s good fun for all ages and the money goes a long way to improving the school.’