Luckington Village Community Fete has the potential to be the biggest community event in the village, raising significant funds for the village charities. As a member the Friend of Luckington School committee I am submitting this application on behalf of our wider community: the village playground charity, the preschool, church and ourselves to bring the community together for an exciting family event in the heart of the village.
Working together as a team the day will have teas & ice creams, BBQ and bar, a dog show, wellie wanging, stalls and the annual tug of war competition. We see this event moving into the evening with music from the school guitar group and local bands. To encourage families to participate in the day we would like to create a children's play area, using a local entertainment group, for which we can charge admission. The area would have circus activities, a bouncy castle and crafts - manned by both the professional group and volunteers from the village. The money we raise here would pay for this group, maximising the money we raise for the village.
Why is this important to us?
We are a relatively small village and are lucky to have a village pub, hall, church, shop, preschool and primary school (of just 52 pupils!). We are proud of the village we live in and the facilities we maintain. It is a group effort. The fete helps us fund maintenance of the church and playground and educational activities for the school. As well as providing a great family activity for the day it will increase the amount of money we are able to raise for community projects.