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Garden and food fair a hit with visitors




Emily Payne, Samuel Edwards, Kevin Edwards and James Edwards at the Rotary plant stall All Photos: Lee Hellwing
Emily Payne, Samuel Edwards, Kevin Edwards and James Edwards at the Rotary plant stall All Photos: Lee Hellwing

An annual garden and food fair that took place earlier this week in Stamford was a massive success, said organisers of the event.

The Stamford Garden and Food Fair was held at Stamford Meadows for the sixth time on Sunday and attracted strong crowds thanks to the “wonderful weather”, said lead organiser Helen Gatehouse.

There was a strong turnout thanks to the weather
There was a strong turnout thanks to the weather

The fair was first held in 2012 and forms part of a series of events that the Rotary Club of Stamford St Martins arranges to raise money for charity.

“We were very lucky with the weather this year,” said Helen.

“We had a great turnout and everything exceeded our hopes and expectations.”

She said the show had been an all round success and they had raised just over £3,000 for charity.

“It started out mainly as a garden show but has expanded over the years to include the food side,” said Helen.

Ryan and Andy Perry from Passion for Coffee
Ryan and Andy Perry from Passion for Coffee

The free to enter family fun day caters for everyone with a range of attractions and activities on offer.

Whether you’re a keen gardener, beginner or expert, the fair provides entertainment and an opportunity to stock up on plants, garden supplies and food and drink from a number of local vendors.

Julie Harwin, Debbie Walker, Dr Dan Petrie from Mindspace Stamford
Julie Harwin, Debbie Walker, Dr Dan Petrie from Mindspace Stamford

Helen said the money raised from the event would go to the Evergreen Care Trust, Mango Tree, an orphanage in Kenya, Mindspace and a number of other local charities.

The Stamford Garden and Food Fair has fast grown into one of the Rotary Club’s biggest fundraising events but the club is now turning it attention to the annual summer ball on June 23.

For more information e-mail helen_branson@hotmail.com



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