Fête

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This year, the fête is on Saturday 10 June 2017.

Currently we are preparing  for the 2017 Fête and are seeking volunteers for the stalls. If you are able to help out, please let us know – Mark’s details are below.

In 2016, Datchworth held its annual Village Fête in June.

Click here to view more pictures from the 2016 Fête

It’s a traditional village activity, organized and run by local people drawing the community together for a fun day, and raising money for village causes.  It includes games, events, entertainments and stalls.

Although the weather was overcast it stayed mainly dry for a successful day.

The aim is partly to raise money, but more importantly to provide a traditional family entertainment for the community.

The Fête Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all the stallholders and helpers who gave their time and enthusiasm to make the day such a success.

Our takings on the day were around £12,086 which is quite a bit up on last year.  The details are below.

The would-be profits are paid to local charities, mainly All Saints’ Church and Datchworth Village Hall.

We’re always seeking the time, energy and enthusiasm of local people for this surprisingly rewarding activity.   Becoming involved, either on the Committee or as a helper is an excellent way of making new friends.  Without such contributions there would be no Fête.  If you’re interested, please contact Mark Light on Tel: 01438 815746 or Email: mark.light@me.com

Fête takings comparison, event by event, year by year:

Fete Takings 2007 to 2016

Costs

Costs include entertainments, materials, signs, foodstuffs and drinks, insurance, printing, cash-floats, services, licences and hire of equipment and trucks. We don’t have all the bills yet, but costs this year are likely to be approximately £8000.

How it’s organized

It’s organized by Datchworth Village Fête Committee, an ad-hoc group of local volunteers who, together with other helpers contribute about 1000 man-hours to planning and running each Fête.

It’s a not-for-profit event, and the committee is neither a commercial enterprise nor a registered charity.  Its funds are held at Barclays Bank.

John Gordon – Treasurer, 14 June 2016