Fete a success
by Mike Isle
West Melton’s Country Fete has once again proved to be an outstanding success, with organisers estimating a turnout of more than 5,000 with all proceeds going to West Melton School.
One of those organisers, Hannah Fifield, described the last Saturday’s fete and West Melton School’s as “an amazing day!!”
“We estimate over 5,000 people attended, which was similar to our last fete in 2017, maybe slightly higher this time,” said spokesperson Hannah Fifield.
“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback on the great variety of food, stalls and entertainment that included some very talented students who took to the stage to showcase their singing, dancing and music, as well as having a few special guest appearances from West Melton’s own ‘Sonny and Cher and the Village People’.
“The Chocolate Wheel was a big hit, and as you can imagine there were queues of children making the most of trying to Dunk the Teacher!”
Fifield said that many families that travelled out of the city seeking a fun, relaxing day out.
She said it was very satisfying seeing our community come together and everyone enjoying themselves.
“Our initial calculations show we have exceeded our estimated fundraising target. The money raised will be going towards creating outdoor learning spaces for West Melton School.
The fete is spearheaded by a subcommittee of the Friends of West Melton School (formally the PTA) with proceeds helping provide new play areas and outdoor spaces for the school.