Fete fun for all on the Southbrook

Families headed along to the Southbrook on Saturday for a free day of fun and activities.

The Fete on The Field was organised by the Southbrook Community Association (SCA) and is one of its major annual community events.

Fete on the field, Southbrook school playing field Madison Matthews ( 6 ) with Silly Soapy & Crazy Craig

Fete on the field, Southbrook school playing field Madison Matthews ( 6 ) with Silly Soapy & Crazy Craig

There was a whole range of different games, activities, and demonstrations, plus information stalls and car boots.

Jessica Barnsley, from the community association, said: “It was a really good day. It wasn’t as busy as in previous years but that was probably due to the Mop Fair being on at the same time. We had a good steady stream of people coming along and everybody was enjoying themselves.

“We’ve raised just under £600 so far, with more commissions due to come in. The money helps us put on other community events over the year. The SCA would like to thank everyone for turning out and would like particularly to say a big thank you to all the entertainers including Silly Soapy, Dale, Richard and team from The Falcon Flyers, Simon and Tim with their Talking Rhythms drumming workshop, the Daventry Tigers, Everyone Active and Khameleon Kompany for their contribution.

“The SCA would also like to express our sincere thanks for the kind support and donations from local shops, business’s, Cllr Alan Hills, DDC and to many individual members of the community who made donations for the raffle, tombola and nearly-new sale. Also to David Howell, the principal of DSLV, who allows the SCA to use the academy’s sports field for the event and to Cllr Howard for his attendance and support on the day.

“The kindness and support of all these well-wishers enables the event to be free and accessible for all, with entertainment for all generations.

“As the event’s running costs are about £2,500, the SCA voluntary committee is dedicated to continuous fundraising to ensure its sustainability. Without the supporters mentioned above and the dedication of the local community such events would not be possible. Donations and sponsorship are now being sought for the SCA 2014 events.

“The next event will be held at the community centre on Saturday, October 26.”