Plans for a traditional fete in Ross-on-Wye
Plans are coming together for a traditional village fete, at St Mary’s Church Hall and in the Church grounds on Saturday 3rd September.
The event will be in aid of mental health awareness, run by the Ross-on-Wye Mental Health Support Group with all profits being split equally between Herefordshire Mind, Samaritans and a mental health group member, Sarah, who is raising money for a much needed electric wheelchair.
Laura Pugh, one of the organiser of the event told Ross-on-Line: “In September last year I started Ross-on-Wye Mental Health Support group. We now meet three times a week and all we have is a table, a kettle, a biscuit and an ear to listen and a mouth to talk. It really is that simple and very very relaxed.
“A few weeks ago I had another one of my ideas to do a good old fashioned fete. No-one has done one since Covid, and I thought it would be good for the group members to achieve something. I’m also a huge advocate for mental health and have used the majority of the NHS services for my own condition and wanted to give something back.
“The fete will not only raise awareness for mental health, but hopefully raise funds for Herefordshire Mind, our local Samaritans and a local girl who is in desperate need of an electric wheelchair pack.
“So far we have 17 stalls of local people selling locally made items. A bouncy castle and face painting for the children, cream teas, pimms, cakes and hopefully some Morris Dancers. It will be good old fashioned games like splat a rat and just general fun.”
The event will be held on Saturday 3td September from 11am-3pm and will be a fun filled day with lots to do and stalls to see, with refreshments available, open to all ages, free entry, raffle, tombola and much more.
If you would like to help on the day or would like to donate an item to the raffle/tombola please contact 07802 672278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org