Datchworth Village Fête is held annually on the second Saturday in June. In 2019 the fête will be on Saturday 8 June.
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.
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 give their time and enthusiasm to make the day such a success.
Last year, our takings on the day were around £15,120 which is our best year ever. The details are below.
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fête takings comparison, event by event, year by year:
Datchworth Fête – Comparison 2009-2018
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 £8,500.
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, (financials from our Treasurer, John Gordon), 6 May 2019