During June we organised our first ever Summer Fete, and what a day it was! The event was held around Laura Place and St Michael’s Church, where we had an array of stall holders, food vendors, traditional fair games, trampolines, bouncy castles, entertainment all day, fancy dress competition and more!
A great day (with sunny weather, thankfully) was had by all, and we felt that the feedback from the event meant we could call it a resounding success. One of the reasons we decided to host the event was as a way to raise money for Aberystwyth’s “Eisteddfod Ceredigion” appeal. When the National Eisteddfod is in your country, each town and village is given a target to help raise money for the event to go ahead. Of course we were keen to help, and decided that to fit with our aims of providing community events, hosting a summer fair style day would be a great additional and help raise money.
Money was raised by stall holder donations where they felt they could, our traditional summer fete games (coconut shy, tombola, etc), a bar and also St Michael’s donated all the money given to them for afternoon tea during the day. In total, we raised £1450 which was fantastic, and we were delighted to hand this over to the Aberystwyth Eisteddfod appeal.