Lots to do at the annual Rowans summer fete

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MORE than 2,000 people enjoyed ice cream, dancing, music and browsing stalls, at a family event.

The Rowans Hospice’s annual summer fete was held in Purbrook Heath yesterday.

Jack Jeune, 14, on the rodeo

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-5)

Jack Jeune, 14, on the rodeo Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-5)

Arena entertainment included music, dancing and a dog show.

There were more than 50 stalls including homemade produce, crafts, games, competitions and a display of vintage cars.

There was also food and drink, face painting and children’s rides.

Amanda Mahoney, communications officer for the hospice, said: ‘There was a really great turnout – around 2,000 people.

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The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is  Esther Tidy 9 on the rodeo

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-4) PPP-140831-183647001

31/8/14 The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is Esther Tidy 9 on the rodeo Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-4) PPP-140831-183647001

‘It’s our 20th anniversary year and we have goods on sale to mark that.

‘We have mugs, charity bags, table mats and tea towels, which all have our 20th anniversary logo on it.’

Money raised from the event will go towards helping run the hospice, which helps people suffering life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Amanda added: ‘It was great to see such big public support, we need that to carry on helping people in the community for many more years.’

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The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is  Georgie Tunbridge 10 and Spencer Ford 3 on a slide

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-7) PPP-140831-183738001

31/8/14 The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is Georgie Tunbridge 10 and Spencer Ford 3 on a slide Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-7) PPP-140831-183738001

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The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is  Mary and Robert Habens in the wartime spirit

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-8) PPP-140831-183749001

31/8/14 The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete at Purbrook Heath. Pictured is Mary and Robert Habens in the wartime spirit Picture: Paul Jacobs (142542-8) PPP-140831-183749001

 

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