Cadeby Fete 2019
Added on 30 July 2019
THE RAIN came down but Cadeby Fete had things covered, as the annual village church fundraiser sailed ahead despite the weather.
A fully-fitted tea and entertainment marquee, dog show tent and stalls under canvas meant fete-goers hardly felt a drop as they enjoyed all the traditional attractions, plus live music and a Pimm’s bar in the glorious grounds of Manor Farm on Saturday July 27.
The event, which was attended by Bosworth Benefice Priest in Charge, the Revd Mark Poskitt and new curate the Revd Ann Hall, raised £ 3,472 towards the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Grade II* listed village church.
Unsold donations of good quality clothes and white elephant wares have been donated to Mind, the mental health charity, British Heart Foundation and the Air Ambulance service.
Cadeby Churchwarden Janet Hicklin, who opened the fete, said: “On behalf of Cadeby Church, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who made the fete possible and everyone who turned up and supported us in spite of the rain. We really do appreciate it.
“And special thanks must go to our amazing hosts, Jane and Louis Massarella, without whom none of it would have been possible. We hope the rain will help their garden get back to looking lovely again very soon.”
A record-breaking raffle raised £961, with prizes donated by Cadeby and Market Bosworth-based businesses FP McCann, The Black Horse, Bosworth Hall Hotel, Co-op, Pink Gin Boutique, Lily & Mabel, as well as The Hercules Revived in Sutton Cheney, Conkers Discovery Centre and others.
A family fun dog show, which also included pedigree and puppy classes, was sponsored by Pingle Pets & K9 Kampus, on Ashby Road, with a visiting pooch from Yorkshire crowned Best in Show.
Attractions included a working display by Hinckley Model Railway Society, in a nod to Cadeby’s most famous former ‘Steam Vicar’, the Revd Teddy Boston, who appeared as The Fat Clergyman (not to be confused with The Fat Controller) in the Thomas the Tank Engine books.
The church in which Mr Boston served is opened daily by village volunteers who are currently raising money to replace the main church path with a more attractive and safer surface.