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Summer fete raises cash for armed forces
THERE was fun for all the family at a Basingstoke event which raised money for the armed forces.
The summer fete, held at the Oakridge Hall for All, attracted scores of locals with a bouncy castle, raffle, tombola, music and free arts and craft.
The event, which was held on Armed Forces Day, was supposed to include demonstrations by local cadets, but a last-minute cancellation meant the event was simply a family fun day.
The event was organised by Terry Oliver and Lucy Ashby, managers of the hall.
Terry said: “We were planning on having an armed forces theme with cadets, but we were let down at the last minute. We decided to go ahead anyway, and there was lots going on for people to do.
“We’re still planning to donate money to the armed forces, and we’ll also put some money back into the hall for future events.”
The Wolf Pack Re-enactment Show Team, a group which is based at the hall, was at the event, with members dressed as pirates.
They entertained the younger guests, while the adults were able to have a go on the raffle and tombola and enjoy some food while listening to music from Black Pearl Disco.