‘Fete was great’

VILLAGE fete organisers have expressed their delight after their event was hailed a “huge success”.

Hundreds enjoyed a whole host of activities on offer in Elwick at the weekend as the village hosted its annual fete.

Organisers say the event is getting “bigger and better” every year and are pleased that it attracts families from the town centre, as well as village residents.

They say a number of people have already inquired about next year’s event.

Maxine Coss, chairman of the Elwick Millennium Association who organise the event, said: “It was definitely one of the best fete’s to date.

“We are all extremely pleased with how it went, the turn out was fantastic.”

As well as a number of stalls and fairground rides on offer at the event, which took place on Sunday, people also enjoyed a fantastic performance from the Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Club.

Families took their pooch’s along to take part in a dog show and youngsters also played in a Grainger Games gaming Hummer.

“The Hawks proved really popular as did the dog show,” added Maxine.

“It’s great to see so many people turn out and enjoy the day.”

The action-packed programme kicked off on Saturday with an over 40s v under 40s football match followed by a race night held in a marquee in the village.

The night raised more than £300 for St Peter’s Elwick CE Primary School.

The school received another boost when the Friends of Elwick group raised more than £200 on their stall.

Maxine added: “There is a lot of hard work which goes into the organising of the event, but it is all worthwhile.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day a success.

“The RAF Cadets deserve particular mention for helping us to put our marquee up and taking it down on Sunday evening.

“If they hadn’t have done that for us the tent would have been ruined in the winds on Monday.

“We are extremely grateful.”