The third annual Summer Fayre and Balloon Race at Richmond Nantwich last weekend proved to be a huge success with over £1100 being raised for local hospice St Lukes.
Stalls including gifts and handmade crafts and jewellery tempted residents and guests whilst children were kept entertained with face painting and a Punch & Judy show. The tombola stall sold out in record time, whilst the Richmond Nantwich stall with handmade gifts made by residents and staff alike did a roaring trade. Many sat outside listening to the live music of “Street Jazz” and enjoying the delicious food and refreshments on offer, all watching as 100s of balloons were blown up ready for the grand finale.
At 3.30pm precisely, 400 balloons were released by Jess Wiles-Reading representing St Lukes and local businessman Graham Tressider who had very generously sponsored the event. Some tickets have already been returned with the furthest so far being from Leicestershire.
Alison Harding, Village Advisor remarked “We are delighted that the event was such a success. Everybody worked really hard and we were extremely grateful to all the volunteers on the day, including the lovely ladies from Richmond’s own Sports and Social Club.”
Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor added “ I have close connections with St Lukes as both my mum and dad were looked after by them. It is fantastic that we have raised this amount of money in one day and I would like to thank Graham Tressider for helping us to do this by sponsoring the event.”