Ferrets, Morris and skiing at fete
Published 9 Jun 2011 11:00 0 Comments
MORRIS dancing, a mini ski slope and ferret racing will entertain families at a village fete.
The 111th annual Warfield Village Fete this Saturday runs from noon-4pm at Warfield Memorial Ground in Forest Road.
Attractions will also include beat the goalie, a baseball club game, a beer tent with Fullers Beer, hog roast, an 80ft Noah's Ark bouncy castle, bric-a-brac and the Garth School Band.
Event organiser Elaine Chalmers-Brown said: "It's a community event which raises money for mainly local charities, a chance to meet old friends and make new friends in the village."
The fete, run by a committee of volunteers, will be officially opened at noon by the new mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Chris Turrell.
In 2010, more than 2,000 people enjoyed the fete and £5,000 was raised. The cash was shared out between 30 charities. This year, the main charities to benefit will be Bracknell Forest Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets and local youth activities. Some of the cash will help the Guides with the cost of their district activity day, held at a training centre in Hampshire.
Bracknell Guides leader Alison Giles said: "The centre offers a range of activities that include archery, abseiling, canoeing, low ropes, high ropes, crate challenge, circus skills and swimming.
"The activity day will further enhance the girls' enjoyment of Girl guiding and give them an opportunity to develop new skills".
Fete-goers will also be able to bid for a picture of former cricketer Freddie Flintoff at the event's silent auction.