Sid Valley Rotary Club’s summer fair

Les Lane,last year's president of the Sid valley rotary presents the keys to Mo Ayling. Ref shs 1555

Les Lane,last year's president of the Sid valley rotary presents the keys to Mo Ayling. Ref shs 1555-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Blackmore Gardens was buzzing all day as the Sid Valley Rotary Club’s summer fair returned in Saturday’s brilliant sunshine.

District council chairman Stuart Hughes opened the festivities and spoke of the event’s real benefit to the town and East Devon Young Carers, its main beneficiary.

But the club’s fundraising efforts are much wider ranging. A bear was raffled for the Sid Valley Memory Café’s Admiral Nurse appeal and a motorbike sporting the club’s logo was presented to the Devon Freewheelers. Its £7,000 share was funded by last year’s fair and other events.

Club president Martin Saunders said: “Special mention and thanks must be made for the invaluable help received from our local air cadet force, who greatly assisted in both the setting up and breaking down of the event.

“Our sincere thanks are owed to all who attended on the day and contributed so generously to the funds raised for this very worthwhile cause.”


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Mr Saunders spoke of the great success of the dog show and a photographic competition celebrating the architecture of the Sid Valley.

Residents and visitors were also treated to performances by Sidmouth Town Band and its youth group, as well as the Sidmouth Majorettes and the Sid Valley Folk Singers.

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