WHITCHURCH Parish Fete returns on Saturday, July 13, with an even bigger cohort of food stalls, bands, and even a Medieval re-enactment, in a fun day for all the family. 

This year the fete will take place on the grounds of Whitchurch CofE School, in Daniels Road, and will include a range of diverse attractions, such as Test Valley Brass band and the Kites of Wessex battling it out, alongside a number of musicians.

There will also be 50 vendors selling a variety of food and drink, including barbecue, Indian street food from Hot Spice and ice cream.  

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A main focus of the event, which runs from 11am to 4pm, is to raise money for charity, including FOWPS - friends of Whitchurch Primary school, and All Hallows Church.

One of the organisers Steve Court said: “Historically, both charities ran local fetes to fundraise, however to best serve and support our community, we have pooled resources and infrastructure to make one single event.

“We hope this allows a broader cross section of the community to attend and see what goes on within and around Whitchurch.”

Andover Brass Band and the Royal British Legion Corps of Drummers, who are opening the fete with a parade at 10.45am, will also provide entertainment on the day.

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The fete is in partnership with The White Hart in Whitchurch, and in an outstanding act of generosity, pub manager Simon Fall is shaving his head in support of Teenage Cancer Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support during the event, as both he and his daughter Layla have had their own journey’s with the disease. 

Steve added: “It has supported us tremendously. Arkells are kindly lending us the beer van which will assist us in selling pub quality beers, ales and ciders at the event.”

For more information about the fete, go to whitchurch.org.uk/event/whitchurch-parish-summer-fete.