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Willersey Fete 2021
August Bank Holiday Monday

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We are delighted at the success of the
Willersey Summer Fete on the Village Greens on August Bank Holiday Monday 30th 2021 from 2pm for about three hours.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Willersey Summer Fete and the Dog Show. We raised over £2000 for our community fundraising project to repair the church roof. We are so grateful to all of our fabulous helpers and volunteers, without whom we could not have run the Fete. The raffle was amazingly popular thanks to such generous prize donations from local businesses. We really appreciated them all. Thank you to all the dog show sponsors. The event was a great success with the most entries we have every had! We had a super range of stalls including charities and local crafts and businesses. Both the Guide Dogs and Cotswold RDA raised over £250 each for their vital work - well done to them! If you would like to register your interest for a stall next year, please email      See you all on August Bank Holiday Monday 2022!

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A Great Willersey Summer Fete

Saint Peter's Summer Fete on August Bank Holiday Monday exceeded our most optimistic aspirations, raising over £2,000 for Saint Peter's Church Roof Appeal. This great success extended to the two worthy charities in attendance and our village organisations. Riding for the Disabled and Guide Dogs for the Blind raised over £250 and £350 respectively and the Women's Institute's stalls raised an amazing £990. The Church Roof appeal was boosted by the WI donating £100, the Village Hall Committee's ‘Splat the Rat’ donating their proceeds to it and the Horticultural Society splitting all of their proceeds of £120 equally between the Church Roof Appeal and the Methodist Church. This generosity will put us well on the way to being able to embark on the much-needed repairs to the roof of our beautiful, ancient church.

Whilst fund-raising was a goal, the main aim for the day was to bring parishioners together and draw in and welcome others from outside to enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship in our lovely village. That was fully realised. The rain held off, Willersey has never been busier and the crowds came, determined to have a great time. People made their way up Church Street to queue patiently for the wonderful ‘Teas in the Church’ and 50 children took part in ‘Messy Church’ craft activities. The Punch & Judy man had the children participating fully, jumping up and down and shouting at Mr Punch's wicked antics. The Fun Dog Show attracted over three times as many canine competitors as any previous year.

The success of the event was dependent on many essential contributions. Unprecedented generosity by our sponsors contributed hugely and gave us a phenomenal array of wonderful prizes for the Grand Raffle. Gillian and her hard-working team delivered a brilliant service with the church teas. As always, we were all grateful for Nigel running the great, traditional skittles attraction, in aid of the Church Roof Appeal this year, and organising the agricultural exhibits and to Peter for making his garage available for the all the classic vehicles and displaying his own impressive collection. Thank you to the smiling, hard-working volunteers who served so diligently on our stalls and attractions and to Disco Dave our dynamic and entertaining Master of Ceremonies. We are particularly grateful, to Carol, our impartial, external judge for the Dog Show and to Adine for all her hard work in making the it such a storming success, standing bravely all afternoon on an ankle that had been operated on only days earlier. And thank you to everyone who turned out determined to enjoy the fun, spend money on such good causes and spend some time together.

At 8:05am on the day after, Lead Organiser, Jess Ingles, called together as many Fete Committee members and volunteers as she could muster for a Lessons Learnt session. So, we're looking forward positively to doing it all again – only even better - on August Bank Holiday Monday, 2022.

There were local craft stalls, classic cars and vintage tractors display, raffle, tombola, teas in church with children 's craft activities, magician show, bell ringing, a visit from a fire engine and lots more family fun! You could see a bee observation hive.

Raffle prizes included a year's digital subscription to Cotswold Life Magazine (worth £25), two prizes of a family ticket to Batsford Arboretum and tickets for 2 to this year's Moreton Show. More prizes are from The Village Bar, Weston-Sub-Edge who have generously donated a voucher for a roast for a Family of Four, goodies from Little Soap Company and Cotswold Lavender, electrical work for your home from SAL Electrical Ltd, membership for two at Broadway Tower, Sunday Roast for two at Wayside Farm Shop, prizes from The Midcounties Co-operative, Little Soap Company, Sensational Scents by Elaine. Gorsehill Abbey Farm kindly donated a voucher for their organic milk, milkshakes and ice cream and Muse Hair & Beauty have generously donated a voucher for a cleanse, hair cut and finish.

The family dog show has classes suitable for every family dog, with prizes. A variety of stalls included Evesham NCT offering secondhand baby items and information for local parents, ice creams and sweet stall. Tea and cakes were served in the church along with children’s craft activities.

The ever popular Family Dog Show had classes suitable for every family dog, with prizes,.

The variety of stalls included Evesham NCT offering secondhand baby items and information for local parents, New Inn Barbeque, ice creams and a sweet stall.
Play skittles on grass, look at The Children's Craft competition and listen to the Colin Close Collective Band, Church bells and handbell ringing. Tea and cakes will be served in the Church along with “Messy church” children's craft activities.

Timetable of Entertainment
Our Master of Ceremonies and purveyor of fun and music between acts was Willersey's own Disco Dave.

13:45 Church bells ringing until 14:10
14:00 Fete Opening by Reverend Scott Watts, Rector of Willersey
14:00 Fun Dog Show starts
14:20 Collin Close Collective Band, formed by parishioners during Covid lockdown
15:15 Hand Bell-ringing
15:45 Professional Entertainment, including plate-spinning, balloon-modelling, classic Punch & Judy Show and Magician, Mel Harvey from Britain's got Talent.
16:45 Grand Raffle Draw

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The Willersey W.I. had a stall to raise money for its funds and chosen charities. Donations were much appreciated such as bric-a-brac, fancy goods, toys, books and decent clothes. Contact Mal Jelfs on 858351. We were by the Jubilee Tree. Sorry, no furniture! Many Thanks.

Some more of the stalls at the Willersey Fete.

The Broadway Candle Company Handmade candles
Lotts o Felt Felted Crafts
Rainbow Hearts Studio Macramé
Barbeque run by The New Inn Barbeque on Top Green
Just Sweeties Sweets
Lotts o Felt Needle Felting
Evesham NCT Secondhand baby clothes + info
Willersey WI Bric a Brac stall and Cake stall
Thank you to everyone who helped or generously donated cakes for our cake stall.
We raised just over £300.00!
The Guess The Weight Competition was won by Chris,
who was the closest to the correct weight of 1.081kg.
Teas in Willersey Church Tea and donated cakes
Willersey WI Willersey Horticultural and Craft Show 2022
Cotswold RDA Tombola
Merry May Honey Local Honey and observation hive
Sensational Scents by Elaine Bath bombs, soaps, diffusers
Annie's Antics Ice Creams

K9 CAPERS St. Peter's Fun Dog Show

Bank Holiday Monday August 30th 2021, on Top Green, Willersey, from 2:00pm

                    Class 1: Dog with the most Appealing Eyes
                    Class 2: Best Looking Dog
                    Class 3: Best Rescue Dog
                    Class 4: Best Young Dog (2 years or younger)
                    Class 5: Best Veteran 7 years and over
                    Class 6: Best Working Dog (No Display)
                    Class 7: Best Family Pet - to be shown by Two Family Members
                    Class 8: Dog the judge would most like to Take Home
                    Class 9: Dog that hasn't won a Rosette today.

Best in Show - from all 1st Place Winners

All proceeds to Saint Peter's Church Roof Repairs

With grateful thanks to our sponsors for this year's Fun Dog Show
The Bell Inn, Willersey
The New Inn, Willersey
Gorsehill Abbey Farm, Willersey
Cotswold Animal Therapy
Pet Necessities, Moreton-In-Marsh
Barklife Dog Care
Oscar Pet Foods
Cotswold Raw
K9 Hydrofit
K9 Capers

Willersey Summer Fete - Children's Craft Competition

We invited entries for the Children's Craft Competition on the day of our Summer Fete.
The topic was – the Olympics.

Class 1: 4 years and under              Decorate a paper plate with any media to represent a ball (with a short note describing the medium used or how the child decorated the ball).
Class 2: 5-7 years                    Design and make a sports trophy out of recycled materials
Class 3: 8 years and over              Make a working mini-table football or table hockey toy. (E.g using a breakfast cereal box)

Entries were submitted to Saint Peter's Church between 1pm and 2pm on the day of the Fete, Bank Holiday, Monday, 30thAugust.

They came back! ?? Chipping Campden Fire crew had kindly arranged to come to the fete for the whole afternoon, but unfortunately they were called away almost immediately as one of 12 fire crews to attend a huge blaze in Long Marston. They made it back in time for the last few remaining lucky children to see and hear the fire engine, and to enjoy very well-deserved ice creams. This really highlighted the vital service that our local retained firefighters provide. ??Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting and we have vacancies at Chipping Campden Fire Station?? If becoming a firefighter in your local community interests you, pop up to the station on a Tuesday night to meet the crew! They train every Tuesday between 6:30pm to 8:30pm and look forward to seeing you!

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( After much thought and consideration, the Show Committee decided that there was no Horticultural Show in 2021 year in the Village Hall.
The decision was based on Covid 19 uncertainties and increased covid risk in enclosed spaces.
We would however like to see everyone back supporting the Show in 2022.      Horticultural Committtee )

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