The afternoon weather was variable between hot, breezy and occasional short periods of cloud. We were definitely lucky with such a pleasant day.
As usual there was a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. Although a few of the pictures may seem quiet, attendance was in fact excellent once more, as the busy parking nearby indicated.
Organised by the Highcliffe Rotary Club, it is called the Charity Fete because, well, its function is to support charities, mainly service-based. Those included the Royal Naval Association, The Royal Air Forces Association, the Highcliffe Friends of the Forces. Other charities included the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, and the Friends of St Mark’s Church was also there with a welcome invitation to answer questions about life! The Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council was represented, as was Highcliffe and Walkford in Bloom (see below).
The last picture shows the Parkinson’s UK Charity. There is a Summer Fair at Avon Reach Nursing and Residential Care Home in Farm Lane, Mudeford, on Saturday 31 August at 2pm. I promised that I would advertise this, as is it such a good cause – as, indeed are they all.
The pictures in the slideshow below are available in the same order, in the gallery.
Click below to see the gallery, with larger versions of the pictures.
A fun day, for good causes
Clown, plus admirer
Friends of the Forces, with vacuum!
The Royal Air Forces Association
A Member of that Association
The Royal Naval Association
Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council
Highcliffe & Walkford in Bloom
Man’s – sorry, Person’s Best Friend
Our clown again, enjoying the band
They Started Early – The Preparation
Only 8.30 on Saturday, 27 July, and It’s All Going On!
Here they are, setting up, and it was service with smiles, even with lots of hard work still to do before the opening at 10.30. In each case click the gallery picture for a larger version.