Fête

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This year, the fête was held Saturday 10 June 2017.

There will soon be pictures from the 2017 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.

We had a fantastic day and had sunshine all day. This meant that we had a very 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 £14,107 which is the best year ever.  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 2008 to 2017
Fete Takings 2008 to 2017

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.

Freddie Sandberg, on behalf of John Gordon – Treasurer, 12 June 2017