5:28pm Wednesday 13th June 2012
ILMINSTER Lions Club has taken the decision to hold its annual summer fete this Saturday INDOORS at Swanmead Community School.
Heavy rain has seen Swanmead's playing field become virtually a no-go area and with the weather not expected to improve any time soon, the Lions Club has - with the assistance of the school - decided to move indoors.
The event from 12noon still promises to be a great family day out with something for all ages. Local groups will provide enterainment and there will be a host of stalls and sideshows.
But plans for the ever-popular climbing wall have had to be scrapped due to the venue move, while the junior football competition will go-ahead as planned outside.
Refreshments will be available and first prize in the fete draw is £100.
A refreshment tent will be available and first prize in the fete draw is £100.
Club president Peter Marshall, whose charity this year is the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, has thanked everyone who has helped organise the event.
He added: “We hope everyone will have a fantastic time.”
Admission is free but any donations to club funds would be appreciated.
Many charities will be hoping to raise funds at the fete including the Children’s Hospice South West, Elim Pentecostal Church, Vaughan Lee House, the RNLI, Operation Christmas Child, Cygnet Pre-School, RAFA, Ilminster Forum, Ilminster British Legion, the Pensioners’ Forum, Gemini Carnival Club, St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, Chard Hospital League of Friends, Barrington Pre-School, Rascals Carnival Club, Cancer Research, Broadway Church, Scouts Fellowship, Swanmead School, Army Cadets and the Alzheimer’s Society.
A spokesman for the Lions Club said this was the first year that they had to take drastic action in changing the venue because of the weather.
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