Gwinear Church’s annual summer fete proved to be a massive success raising over £1,000 for the church.

plant sale photoA steady stream obug mansion buildingf visitors were able to enjoy cream teas and a teddy bear’s picnic before joining in with the popular dog show or taking part in the lichen treasure trail.

This year, visitors young and old were encouraged to bring their most adventurous teddies along to take part in abseiling from the church tower roof, a hugely popular part of the day with over 30 teddies braving the zip.
While the children went on to enjoy Splat the Rat and a chance to build mini bug mansions in the Victorian ‘Living’ Churchyard, there were stalls selling plants, books and cakes for those looking for a more sedate experience.

Beth Saundry, one of the fete’s organisers, said: “I think we had something for everyone, even teddy crisps for the teddies. It is wonderful the way extra helpers appeared on the day too. All were much appreciated. We were thrilled to raise £1,040 on the day.”

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