The vintage garden party theme for this year’s Amberley School fete proved a real success.
On a summer’s afternoon, the well attended event on Saturday (June 6) raised £2,362 in just two hours.
Organised by Emma Wood and Natasha Challis, along with the Friends of Amberley School Association, there were traditional games and sideshows, pony rides, bouncy castle, raffle and barbecue.
Additionally, there was a steam engine and a pair of genuine vintage cars – a 1928 Austin Seven and a 1930 Alfa Romeo.
A small competition tent accepted entries for various arts and crafs classes, cakes, preserves and more.
The afternoon’s entertainment included a recital by Amberley Village Singers, led by Katie Ohno, and a polished display of country dancing bypupils of the school.
Natasha Challis said: “What a fabulous afternoon! We could not make any of this happen without the immense work of other parents, who give up their time to help Emma and I make these events as successful as they are.”
Carolyn Shaw added: “I would like to congratulate the Amberley School parents for organising such a marvellousvillage event.”
The funds raised will go towards various activities and facilities at the school.