Show - and Yazmin - are win­ners

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The Vil­lage Show con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength, rais­ing around £450 last month.

The show has been run­ning in its cur­rent for­mat for over 10 years, with a Vil­lage Show com­pe­ti­tion in the morn­ing and a Fam­ily Fun Day in the after­noon. This year over 200 items were en­tered, from cakes to cross-stitch, pho­to­graphs to pota­toes. Over­all win­ner for 2017 was Sharon Weston – for the sec­ond year in a row.

The fam­ily fun in the after­noon was or­gan­ised by a team of peo­ple from the Friends of Holy Trin­ity, Coates and KingsGate Church, Peter­bor­ough.

This part­ner­ship meant that the show was ex­panded from pre­vi­ous years and took over most of North Green as well as Holy Trin­ity and its grounds.

The free bouncy cas­tle and face paint­ing were very pop­u­lar with the chil­dren, the Whit­tle­sey Cy­cle Club a hit with mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts and the fal­conry dis­play, kindly do­nated by Ye Olde Red­tail Fal­conry Dis­play, was one of the high­lights of the after­noon.

The Coates Ci­ti­zen of the Year award went to Yazmin Hills (14), who wanted to get her hair cut, so that it could be sent to the Lit­tle Princess Trust to make real hair wigs for chil­dren who had lost their own hair through cancer treat­ment. But she de­cided to go one step fur­ther and get the re­main­ing hair shaved off to help raise money for a close fam­ily friend, Cody Stanier who has a very rare con­di­tion which means he can­not talk or eat solid food.

She raised £3,210.81 which was used to buy a spe­cial­ist pushchair that gives ex­tra sup­port to Cody, so he can get out and about. The re­main­der of the money is be­ing put to­wards con­vert­ing the fam­ily’s small back gar­den so that Cody can have some in­de­pen­dence in a safe, con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment.

Cody meets a dis­play bird at the vil­lage show and, in­set, Yazmin Hills.

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