Swing time for Freya Blackshaw (5) and Olivia Lewis (5) at Celebrate Surfleet.

Crowds Celebrate Surfleet in style

Villagers came out in force to Celebrate Surfleet and raise money to go towards new defibrillators on Sunday.

The annual fete and dog show drew the crowds for its eighth running at Surfleet Village Hall and Glen Park.

There was fun for all the family with live entertainment throughout the day, a host of community stalls and fun and games for all the family.

As ever, the dog competition proved popular with a host of entrants strutting their stuff.

The proceeds are yet to be counted but one of the organisers Jill Wright said that they’re hopeful enough money has been raised for a new defibrillator for the village.

The first one has recently been installed at the hall and on the day Jill was delighted to welcome and personally thank many who had provided donations towards acquiring the potentially life-saving equipment.

“We’re so very grateful for all the donations,” she said. “We wanted the first to be installed at the hall as it’s where a lot of sports and events take place.

“We haven’t counted how much we raised on Sunday yet as donations continue to come in after it, but we’re hopeful we’ve raised enough for another defibrillator.

“We were very busy throughout the day and it was a very good event.

“It was up there as one of the best events we’ve had.

“We had great weather and everybody we spoke to said they had enjoyed themselves – and that’s the main thing.

“There’s always a great effort that goes in to putting the event on and it’s great when it all comes together.”

Pictures by Ben Chapman.

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