Lackford fete – 28th June 2008


This year the Lackford Fete will be held on Saturday 28th June at Maple House Paddock. Sponsored by the Lackford Community Council, the day will be started off by a charity run, The Lackford Mile, which takes a circuit around the set-aside field behind Holden and Kent Road houses. After lunch, the Fete will carry on throughout the afternoon, leading to the Ceilidh in the evening. We have arranged sunshine from a creditable supplier, but this will be subject to there being no industrial action by local vicars or Shell tanker drivers!

The Lackford Mile. Please come and support the Lackford Mile, even if you walk or are pushed around in your pram we want you to join in and support the fund-raising event. Adults £3.00, Under 16 £1.50. Registration will start at 10:00 at the field gate at the junction of Church Lane and Holden Road. At 10:30 the race will start. Medals will be presented at the Fete for the winning man, woman, boy (under 16). and girl (under 16).

How you can help – enter the race or volunteer to manage the race as a timing judge. We need four timing judges.

The Fete. The Fete will start at 14:30 and will include a bouncy castle for small children, a bungee-run for older people, some stalls for children, a family heptathlon and a teas and cakes stall. A licenced bar will be open until late and a food bar will be selling food at reasonable prices between 17:00 and 18:30. A raffle will be held with the usual array of prizes and the medal presentation for the Lackford Mile.

How you can help –

Volunteers are required to help run the bar, teas & cakes stall, provide transport, help with games and stalls, supervise the bouncy castle and bungee-run.

Some families are bringing various salads to compliment the food bar. We need a food co-coordinator and salads!

Donations are required for the raffle and cake stall. Please deliver cake on the day.
Prize donations gratefully received before or on the day.

If you can help, contact me or one of the following people:

Bar – Bill Walton
Teas & Cakes – Colin Smith
Raffle – Simon & Victoria Dry
Bouncy Castle – Colin Holmes
Bungee-run – Jack Palmer
Heptathlon – Mike Blows
Children’s stalls – Harry Alfred Palmer
Transport for Mildennhall (Friday and Monday) – Hugh & Naomi Palmer, Jackie Henson

On Friday evening around 18:30, we will be erecting the tents – a team of people will be needed
On Sunday morning after 10:00 we will be clearing the site – a team of people will be needed.

The Ceilidh – RSVP the Suffolk based ceilidh dance band will be playing live for the dancing which will start at about 19:30. This is usually very well attended and is a fantastic end to the day. All dances will be called and will be preceded by a run-through to learn the steps. It’s a great laugh and can be enjoyed by the whole family, from Granny to grandchildren.

How you can help – Just be there and dance.

We do no charge for entrance to the Fete or Ceilidh, It is sponsored by the Lackford Community Council (a registered charity) who dig deep into their pockets and rely on lots of goodwill to stage the event. We hope the community, their families and friends and the surrounding villages will support the event and make it a success. Spread the word and come and enjoy yourself.

Thank you for reading this far – you are truly gifted!

Colin Holmes
on behalf of the Lackford Community Council

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