VERYAN FETE 23rd July 2022

A massive thank you to everyone who helped at this year’s fete and to all our sponsors.
Those who gave of their time and effort are just too many to mention but you know who you are, what you gave and how appreciated you are. We tapped into people skills! From those who can spread jam first in quantity and make tea, to the skilful poster designer and ‘putter upper’ and, in terms of putting up, those who did the marquee, gazebos and bunting and then took it all down again. The team for clearing up was as good as the team for preparing and the willingness of everyone was a true church and community effort. People travelled to Caerhays to collect scones, Probus to arrange the pork, St Mawes to collect a gazebo, Gerrans to arrange the singers and wrote copious begging letters for the very generous raffle prizes. Not to mention the bean counters who finished counting the first tranche of money at 7.30 pm. And thanks to Chaos who have taken everything that was left over. They will use it well and we don’t have to store it for next year- that’s a massive bonus for them and us.
The final figures from stalls are as follows:-
Ice cream £122.71 Cake £129
Books £136.00 Name the Bear £33.80
Face Painting £19.00 Raffle £363.00
Pre- Loved clothing £270.00 Bric a Brac £339.42
Nail Painting £25.00 Pork £102.90
Cream Teas £247.31 Plants £152.40
Plus generous personal donations made on the day £ 1,025.00 – those donations are of course given because we are there making the effort and the donations are very much appreciated.
The whole Fete ran like clockwork because most of us have done it before and know the drill- the weather could have been kinder but bear in mind all that money was ultimately made in about two and a half hours.
Final total £2755.13 with all the bits that have come in afterwards.
Thank you everyone!