The sun shone down on Plaistow for the Bank Holiday Maypole Fete organised to raise funds for Plaistow Pre-School at the weekend.
Kirdford & Plaistow’s vicar, Rev Paul Redpath gave a lovely speech to open the Fete and local personality and model, Jodie Kidd walked with the children onto the green and joined in the traditional Maypole dance that officially marks the start of the Fete.
Much to the children’s delight, special guests Peppa Pig and George then joined in the fun.
There were plenty of amusements for all of the family with fairground rides, pony rides, a fun tug-o-war and a popular dog show judged by an ex Crufts judge.
Also on display were two beautiful classic cars, vintage tractors and a steam engine.
The Maypole Fete is the most important fundraiser of the year for Plaistow Pre-School.
This lively, community pre-school has played a crucial role at the heart of the village since it opened in the 1960s.
Led by Spirit FM’s ‘Teacher of the Year 2013’ - Carol Krol and assisted by a team of energetic and trusted staff, the pre-school has a uniquely caring atmosphere.
Plaistow Pre-School chairman, Emma Thornhill said: “We had such a great turnout for our Fete this year and with people giving so generously, we look set to have raised over £4,000.
“From all the hard work that everyone put into the day, we will be able to now invest more in the facilities and equipment at the pre-school, which is great news for the children.”
In addition, Plaistow Pre-School will be donating approximately £200 raised from the popular barrow-o-booze to local charity, Chestnut Tree House.
Report and pictures contributed by Plaistow Pre-School Committee