The sun shone and the crowds came, and what a lovely afternoon everyone had together at the Summer Fete. There was a real buzz in the new location and everyone seemed to agree that having it on a more compact site, where you could see everything going on and where the children were safer, was a real positive. The Friends would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who came along to enjoy the circus entertainment, the games and the stalls. Thank you to everyone who baked and ate cakes, filled mugs, won a bottle or coconut, donated toys, soaked the teachers, spent their pocket money and of course, helped us on the day. Special thanks to Corinna Gregory, Shamaela Ahmed, Andrew Hodge, the Friends team and the Estates team for putting on such a fabulous event, which had a real sense of the whole Blue Coat family coming together to have fun – our children will no doubt look back on such events with fond memories.

Following the Fete we were delighted to present a cheque for £1,883 to Acorns Children’s Hospice, The Friends’ chosen charity for the year. It proved a fitting 30th birthday present to the charity who are celebrating a special year!

The Friends

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