Hundreds turn out for the annual Beccles Hospital fete

The annual Beccles Hospital Fete.June 2015.Picture: James Bass

The annual Beccles Hospital Fete.June 2015.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The organisers of the annual Beccles Hospital fete are hopeful this year’s event will match the £4,000 raised last year.

Held at the Beccles and District War Memorial Hospital on Saturday, the fete offered something for all the family with hundreds of people turning out for the event.

There were a variety of stalls with plants, tombola and a bouncy castle in addition to ice cream and homemade cakes.

There were displays from the June Glennie School of Dance and the Sir John Leman jazz band - who were presented with the Hospital Fete Cup by the Beccles Rotary Club for their regular support - also entertained visitors to the fete which raises money for the League of Friends hospital and other local medically-related charities.

“It went very well and we had the most wonderful weather,” said John Swanbury, from the Rotary Club of Beccles. “We had big crowds and the John Leman jazz band entertained with skill and the June Glennie dances were as always extremely popular.”

At the fete the draw for the Beccles Cycle for Life prize bicycle was made, by Beccles Carnival Queen Christine Soanes. The winner was James Godbold who is from Beccles.

Mr Swanbury added: “We raised £400 on the flag day collection on Friday and we’re hoping to match the £4,000 raised overall last year. We’re very pleased indeed as it’s a marvellous amount and we’re very thankful to all who contributed.”