Langham Village Fete attracts 1,000 visitors of all ages

Photo: MSMP270812-022ow Langham village fete. Raffle to win four tradesmen for a day. Tradesmen pictured, from left, Dean Holmes, Graham Brown and Adi Bruce.
Photo: MSMP270812-022ow Langham village fete. Raffle to win four tradesmen for a day. Tradesmen pictured, from left, Dean Holmes, Graham Brown and Adi Bruce.

ABOUT 1,000 people turned out for a host of entertainment at a village fete.

Visitors of all ages attended Langham Village Fete which was held on the grounds of the Parva Lodge on Cold Overton Road yesterday (Monday).

The fete included a tombola, dog show, barbecue and a range of stalls selling gifts, books and cakes.

The main attraction was a raffle which gave ticket holders the chance to win four tradesmen for a day.

The money raised from the event is set to be donated to Langham village hall and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Funds are still being counted but fete promoter Richard Braithwaite hopes the raffle alone will have raised £700, which will be split between the causes.

Richard said: “We had about 1,000 people attending which was pretty unbelievable considering the weather forecast. There were people arriving before we had even opened.

“The four tradesmen raffle prize was quite a talking point and we had so many people enter. The tradesmen have been extremely generous to give up their time and the whole community is very grateful to them. We’re also grateful to the owners of the land for allowing us to use their beautiful garden. It really was a great day altogether.”

Other popular events included children’s face painting and an opportunity for visitors to have their photo taken with a life-size cardboard cutout of the Queen.