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Celebratory event at Dove Cottage brings in the crowds




Time for tea and cake for the New St.George Morris Dancers 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163716001
Time for tea and cake for the New St.George Morris Dancers 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163716001

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.

Hairdressers Georgina Steward and Nicola Croft go to work on Hazel Bonshor and Sally-Ann Watson 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163653001
Hairdressers Georgina Steward and Nicola Croft go to work on Hazel Bonshor and Sally-Ann Watson 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163653001

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.”

Hazel Bonshor, Denise Kemp, Sally-Ann Watson and David Garland show off their bald heads 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163704001
Hazel Bonshor, Denise Kemp, Sally-Ann Watson and David Garland show off their bald heads 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163704001

Four brave people also had their heads shaved on the day to raise extra funds.

Dove Cottage staff Amanda George and Chris Gatfield meet up with Winnie the Pooh 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163640001
Dove Cottage staff Amanda George and Chris Gatfield meet up with Winnie the Pooh 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163640001
Scott StClair and Denise Baker enjoy ice cream with their miniature Shetlands Norman and Nancy 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163728001
Scott StClair and Denise Baker enjoy ice cream with their miniature Shetlands Norman and Nancy 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160516-163728001


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