Crowborough Hospital’s annual fete on Bank Holiday Monday was blessed with fine weather, a big turnout and high profits to support patient services, equipment and the Social Day Centre.
Fete Organiser Ricky Booth said:
It looks as though the final total of funds raised will be some £15,000 – a great result and an 18 per cent increase over last year.
I would like to thank our many sponsors and the people of Crowborough for their donations to the fete’s stalls and for their generous spending on the big day. I also pay tribute to the many people who helped to make the day such a success and for their hard work and commitment in the weeks and months leading up to the fete.
It was a great day for the people of Crowborough, with long queues forming along Southview Road in the hour before the opening at 2pm. Inside, there was plenty of entertainment for the whole family including a Kids’ Zone with an inflatable assault course, face painting and Jimmy the Jester. Afternoon teas proved to be very popular as did the ice cream van and ‘garden bar’ on such a warm and sunny day.
All the stalls – books, toys, collectables, clothes, puzzles, cakes, tombolas, silent auction, and many more – were reporting high takings from early afternoon and it came as no surprise that, with the final accounting still to be done, a vintage year was recorded.