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.

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.

‘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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