Postponed Rowans summer fete is back on

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THE postponed Rowans Hospice summer fete is due to take place this Sunday.

The family fundraiser had originally been arranged for July, but organisers had to cancel after bad weather.

However the popular event is being held on Sunday, September 2.

The fete is in Purbrook Heath from 12.30pm to 4pm and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Gerald Shimbart at 1pm.

This will be followed by a formal presentation from the past Mayor and Mayoress of Havant, who have collected money for Dorothy’s Dream – the hospice at home appeal – during their Mayoral year.

Families can look forward to browsing more than 50 traditional stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle and eating cakes and ice creams.

Arena entertainment includes music from Portsmouth City Band, Egyptian belly dancing from Shamsa and a dog show.

Little ones will also get the chance to meet characters Peppa Pig and George from the children’s TV show.

Ali George, events fundraiser for hospice, said: ‘Our fete is always really popular and we hope that everyone will come along and enjoy this wonderful event. It’s a traditional family fete with home-made produce, plenty of activities for children, displays, demonstrations and a fun dog show so even your four-legged friend can join in the fun.’

Entrance is free.