Beacon at fete on Saturday
A FETE where a Diamond Jubilee beacon will be lit is raising money for a charity that provides food for people in need.
Warfield Village Fete has raised more than £30,000 for local good causes over the last five years, and proceeds from this year's event on Saturday will go to Bracknell Foodbank.
Fete chairwoman, Elaine Chalmers-Brown, said: "Job losses in the current recession mean an increasing number of families are finding it hard to put food on the table.
"Bracknell Foodbank was set up to help people who can't afford to stock up the cupboard or fridge. In the past 20 months they have provided 15,000 meals to 2,100 adults and children in the Bracknell Forrest area."
The fete will by opened at noon by Windsor MP Adam Afriyie, then Warfield Parish Council has arranged the lighting of the beacon to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation shortly afterwards.
Other attractions will include a steel band, a huge 80ft "Noah's Ark" bouncy castle, animals, roundabouts, cake stalls, a rodeo bull, a golf game that goes to the British Open, beer tents and a hog roast. There will also be silent auction offering prizes including tickets to Ascot Racecourse.
There is free parking. Sat nav reference RG42 6AE. It will be held at Warfield Memorial Ground in Forest Road and will run until 4pm.