THIS YEAR’S GEE CROSS SUMMER FETE RAISED THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY

THIS YEAR’S GEE CROSS SUMMER FETE RAISED THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY

The Gee Cross annual Summer Fete on Sunday 2nd July was a huge success – with all the money raised being split equally between Hyde Rotary Club and Willow Wood Hospice.

Visitors to the event, which was organised by Hyde Rotary in conjunction with the hospice, were able to take part in a huge variety of events with stalls and fun rides, games and acts – in fact the fete had something for everyone – including music lovers, who were royally entertained by local talented artists.

Taking advantage of the great weather, this year’s event brought the community out in their droves and ensured that the fun and family friendly entertainment flowed flawlessly throughout the day.

The Gee Cross annual Summer Fete always raises significant sums for charity and this year was no exception with the fete raising £7,000.00 – a truly magnificent sum that will be equally divided between Hyde Rotary Club and Willow Wood Hospice.

Speaking after the figures were released, Hyde Rotary President, Alan Oldham, said, “In conjunction with the Hospice the planning starts in January with the ‘fete’ committee meet every month leading up to the event, – it takes an awful lot of planning and sometimes things don’t always go to plan; the unpredictable weather and last minute issues frequently challenge the organising team!”

“This year we raised a lot of money that will not only support Willow Wood but will also enable the Rotary Club of Hyde to help fund local charities within our own community.”

Hyde Rotary and Willow Wood would like to thank the main sponsors of the event: ASDA Hyde, The Gee Cross Conservative and Labour parties, our programme sponsors, local businesses who donated raffle prizes, Hyde United FC, the stall holders, all the entertainers, Gareth Cottrell, Andy Richardson, local Scouts, Guides, Premier Motors and anybody else we may have missed.

The event next year will be held on Sunday 1st July 2018