Celebratory event at Dove Cottage brings in the crowds
Hundreds of people turned up to Dove Cottage’s summer fete held on Sunday.
The celebratory event marked the Stathern hospice’s 20th anniversary and the day started with a family dog show organised by Judith Daws.
There were numerous attractions, stalls and arena events held during the day.
Amanda George, fundraising administrator for Dove Cottage said: “We had a really lovely afternoon raising £5,500 from the fete, head shave and prize draw.”
Entertainment included have a go archery by the Belvoir Archers, a performance from Stathern Primary School Choir, Shetland ponies, a display from the Defence Animal Centre’s working dogs and a performance from New St George Morris Dancers. Melton Fire Service also attended with their fire appliance.
She added: “The family dog show attracted 70 entries which raised £266. Thanks must also go to Notcutts - Wheatcroft Garden Centre who donated plants for us to sell, the Melton Belvoir Rotary Club for marshalling, and to all the volunteers.”
Four brave people also had their heads shaved on the day to raise extra funds.