Fete fundraising for St Guthlac's Church in Market Deeping
St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping held a garden fete on Saturday (September 11) to help raise money for the church.
Much of the event was hosted outside at the Rectory Garden which helped to keep people safer from coronavirus but there was a couple of activities inside the church.
Reverend Georgina Holding said: "It was a nice opportunity to all get the local community together after the pandemic has stopped many special occasions and left us stuck indoors.
"It was also a lovely way to raise money for the church."
The event had lots of activities for people to participate in.
There were stalls that sold toys, books and jigsaws.
There were also games such as hoopla, splat the rat, hook the ladybird and competitions to win prizes for people to take part in.
Home baked refreshments such as tea and cake were available at the Green School opposite the church.
Inside the church, there was a model railway which was brought in by a Market Deeping Model Railway Club member and people were also able to play the organ.
Reverend Georgina said: “It was a traditional countryside fair, with stalls, refreshments and games.”
There was a large attendance at the event including the local mayor Josh Yarham.
St Guthlac’s Church have not been able to hold a garden fete for a while, however were finally able to host it this year now that restrictions have eased.
Reverend Georgina said: “I was blown away by the turnout this year, it was better than I could have ever imagined.”
A total of nearly £3,000 was raised at the event.
St Guthlac’s Church is a Grade I listed building and some of the fundraising will go towards maintaining the property.
The ministry helps out in the local schools, care homes and charities and so some of the money raised will help to ensure that the ministry can continue to support the community.
Reverend Georgina said: “I would like to thank everyone who turned up at St Guthlac’s Church’s garden fete, and who donated their time helping out.”