Royal Berks Hospital fete in Tilehurst tomorrowBy Linda Fort
June 08, 2012
Organisers of the hospital fete are hoping to keep up their unbroken record of sunshine this year.
The League of Friends of Royal Berkshire Hospital will be holding its summer fete in the Victoria Recreation Ground in Armour Road, Tilehurst, tomorrow.
This year the League of Friends has organised a children’s art competition to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Budding artists have been asked to make a picture or sketch on A3 or A4 paper depicting the Queen’s 60-year reign. Pictures can be delivered to the summer fete between 7am and 11am tomorrow and judging will take place between 11am and noon. The art gallery will be among the many attractions at the fete which starts at 11am.
Entries will be divided into three age groups and the winner will be displayed in the mayor’s parlour.
This year stalls range from games of chance and jewellery to homemade produce and plants.
Food on offers will include a hog roast, burgers, candy floss, beer and ice cream.
Entertainment during the day will be provided by a rock choir and Berkshire Tai Chi.
The league will also hold a charity auction offering a chance to pick up some fantastic one-off offers that normally money can’t buy.
Martin Butler, development manager for the League, said: “Our summer fete is one of our major fundraising events of the year and it makes a vital contribution to our work, on top of regular flag collection days held all over Reading at supermarkets and malls throughout the year.
“All the money we raise on the day will help us to buy items which have been specifically required by Royal Berkshire Hospital.”
Admission to the fete will be £1 and all profits raised will be used to improve the lives of patients, visitors and staff at the hospital – above and beyond what is provided by the NHS.