School’s day of fun is a real siz­zler

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 Hours -

FAM­ILY fun was the or­der of the day at a city pri­mary school as par­ents and young­sters flocked to en­joy a day out in the sun­shine.

Wood­ston Pri­mary School nurs­ery played host to their first ever sum­mer fete which was or­gan­ised to raise much needed cash to buy equip­ment for the new build­ing ex­ten­sion in the nurs­ery area. The nurs­ery, a reg­is­tered char­ity, is in­creas­ing its in­take of chil­dren from Septem­ber and needs the money to put to­wards things like new com­put­ers, sleep mats, paints and pens.

The fete was gen­er­ously sup­ported by a host of lo­cal busi­nesses who pro­vided top notch prizes for the raf­fle which, to­gether with the 50p en­trance fee, raised £225. Happy Cakes in Peter­bor­ough do­nated cakes for the cake stall, which alone raised £43.67.

De­spite mod­est ex­pec­ta­tions, nurs­ery man­ager and event or­gan­iser Becky Dix was over­whelmed by the to­tal – £622.77 – raised on Satur­day.

She said: “I was amazed. The weather was fan­tas­tic, the whole com­mu­nity came to­gether and par­ents were all so sup­port­ive.”

She now plans to turn this sum­mer’s suc­cess into an an­nual event.

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