PICTURES: Nedging Vintage Fete gives £5,700 boost to local church
Hundreds of people attended Nedging Vintage Fete last weekend, making it a successful fundraising day for the village church.
The bi-annual fete was held in the five-acre grounds of Nedging Hall, courtesy of the hall’s owner Gill Buckle.
Organiser Phyllis Gooderham said: “The fete was originally started by my husband Marshall in 2000 as a fundraiser and it was meant to be a one-off, but it has been held every two years,” she said.
“He passed away in 2013 and we held the fete in 2014 in his memory. I thought that would be it, but it has gone on since then.”
Proceeds and visitors to the fete were up, despite organisers thinking the World Cup might stop some from coming.
“We were very pleased with this year’s fete. At the moment, it has raised £5,708,” said Mrs Gooderham.
“I’d like to thank Mrs Buckle and everyone who helped make it such a successful day.”
More than 500 people turned out to see a variety of vintage cars, motorbikes and stationary vehicles.
Car and bike club members from Suffolk and north Essex travelled to the fete to put their cars and bikes on show. All together, there were 110 vintage vehicles for visitors to admire.
A total of 10 craft stalls set up in the barn, selling cakes, cards, jewellery, garden ornaments and wooden boxes.
Mrs Gooderham said: “With five acres of grounds, there’s lots of room to put everything.”
As well as volunteers, she was helped by daughter Lynn and sons Steven and Peter.