Get car­ried away with all the fun of the fayre

Stretcher race is set to be the high­light of the day in Bea­cons­field

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The 10th Bea­cons­field Coun­try Fayre, which takes place on Au­gust bank hol­i­day (Mon­day Au­gust 29) at Wind­sor End, is set to feature a dog show, raf­fle, bal­loon race and a stretcher race, along with a car show with clas­sic cars and an ul­tra mod­ern elec­tric ma­chine.

The main event is the stretcher race and fo­cuses on com­pet­ing teams rais­ing spon­sor­ship fund­ing.

Spec­ta­tors watch teams dressed up in fancy dress carry their pa­tients around the Old Town and visit seven pubs where each stretcher bearer must drink half a pint of beer.

And for the bud­ding ath­letes the chil­dren’s race will see teams of four carry a teddy bear pa­tient along a short course on Wind­sor End.

Billed as an event for the whole fam­ily other at­trac­tions in­clude a gi­ant in­flat­able slide, climb­ing wall, a fire eater, craft and food stalls, birds of prey dis­play, kids go-karts pet­ting zoo, ju­nior grand prix cir­cuit and a buck­ing bronco.

There are a va­ri­ety of classes in the dog show as hound will be pit­ted against hound in pedi­gree, wag­gi­est tall and best of show cat­e­gories.

Speak­ing about the Dog Show, Sylvia Jones, co- chair of the fayre, said: “It was great to see so many dogs be­ing en­tered last year de­spite the weather not be­ing very friendly and this year there are 10 classes to choose from.

“There is the ever pop­u­lar class for the pet that looks like its owner which has own­ers dress­ing up as dogs to im­prove their chances of win­ning, and it was nice to see some old ‘sea’ dogs be­ing en­tered in the se­niors class.”

Or­gan­ised by the Friends of St Mary’s Church, Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care, the Ro­tary Club, Li­ons and the Round Ta­ble, in the past seven years it has raised over £100,000 for lo­cal char­i­ties.

All money raised is dis­trib­uted back to these or­gan­i­sa­tions who then give funds to lo­cal char­i­ties.

It will take place from 11am to 4pm.

Visit www. bea­cons­field­coun­try­fayre. org where ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be found.

Meet­ing the an­i­mals at last year’s Bea­cons­field Coun­try Fayre

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