Marina’s fun nautical fete raises cash for Fareham charity

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COMMUNITY spirit shone through as a marina’s open day raised more than £1,000 for a charity that helps children with cerebral palsy.

Chichester Marina held its summer fete on Saturday in aid of The Rainbow Centre, in Fareham, a centre that provides support to children and adults affected by cerebral palsy, and adults suffering from strokes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Berth holders and the community stepped into the sunshine to enjoy the nautical fete, which was organised by Premier Marinas and hospitality group, Ideal Collection, which operates the Boat House Cafe there.

Alongside craft stalls, face painting, a traditional sweet cart, a bouncy castle and live music, the RNLI checked 45 lifejackets over the course of the day.

Marina manager Graeme Barnsley said: ‘The fete was about giving berth holders an enjoyable day and inviting in the wider harbour community so that they could sample what’s on offer here and most importantly it was to support our favourite charity.’

The fete was about giving berth holders an enjoyable day and inviting in the wider harbour community so that they could sample what’s on offer here and most importantly it was to support our favourite charity.

Graeme Barnsley, marina manager