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Village hopes fayre will bring in the crowds

Worcester Editorial 6th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of people are set to flock to Great Witley this month for what organisers hope will be the village’s biggest event in more than 20 years.

Anticipation is building ahead of its inaugural Great Witley Country Fayre which will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 11am until 6pm.

The event will be held across the centre of Great Witley, including the village hall, the Quartergreen sports area and Bowen’s Field where there are expected to be a wide range of activities for families to get involved in.

More than 100 stalls, fairground attractions, exhibitions, demonstrations and other events, which have been put on by local groups and businesses, have been booked.

They will include sports coaching, art and photography competitions, a dog show, farmers’ market and a come and sing live event, which will give people the chance to improve their voice while learning songs from the world of pop, rock and gospel.

Daphne Jeffery, chairman of Great Witley committee, said the aim of the fayre was to promote the Quartergreen and other sports and leisure activities in the village.

“The Quartergreen was built about 20 years ago and is in need of a revival,” she said.

“We need more people from the village and surrounding area to know that it is there, so we have make it something which is attractive to children and their parents.

“I don’t think it has not been used to its full capability because its greatly in need of upgrading and tidying up. What we hope in the future is to be able to raise enough money to completely renew it.”

In the meantime, though, Mrs Jeffery said she hoped the event, which will be free for children aged under 16, would help bring the community together.

“It is the first time we have ever done an event like this and we hope we can promote, celebrate and support the community of Great Witley and surrounding villages,” she added.

“The community aspect has really taken over as each new idea came forward and the group of people involved broadened. I can’t tell you how hard people have worked to make sure that it is what we hope it will be, which will be a fun day for people of all ages.”

For more information visit www.greatwitleycountryfayre.btck.co.uk

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