League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital: Supporting the RBH through volunteers and donations

League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Summer Fete

Saturday June 3rd 2017

Victoria Recreation Ground,

Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HT

10.30am - 4.30pm

At this event the draw for our GRAND DIAMOND DRAW will take place.

The booking form is now available, please conatct the office on 0118 3228592 or email  lof@royalberkshire.nhs.uk for more details.

Any groups that would like to appear in the Arena please get in touch with the League office to discuss. Especially looking for any local community based groups that would like to get involved.

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Saturday June 4th 2016

Another successful year for our 2016 summer fete.

No sun, No rain, No wind, just a pleasant warm day.

Raised in the region of £5500. 108 stalls, dog show, arena and entertainment. New hours of 10.30am - 4.30pm.  

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Saturday June 6th 2015

The summer fete held on Saturday 6th June 2015

A beautiful sunny hot day. Raised over £5500. 110 stalls and arena and entertainment throughout the day.

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Saturday - June 7th 2014

Thank you to everyone for their support in helping us raise just under £4000 profit.

A day that started with thunder and rain and ended with bright sunshine.

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Saturday 8th June 2013

Beautiful sunny day on 8th June raising £4700.

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Saturday 9th June 2012

Raised a fantastic £3700 profit for the charity. Managed to avoid the rain again for the 4th year running. A wonderful sunny day had by all.  

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Saturday 8th June 2011

It was Literally third time lucky weather-wise for our Annual Summer Fete when the sun shone throughout the afternoon of June 11th, helping to make this years' event our most successful in latter years.

League Development Manager Martin Butler said " We had been really lucky to have great weather for the last two years and I was worried because the forecast this year had been so bad.

"It was raining at 5am on the Saturday morning and it started again at 5pm but, luckily, the rain held off all day for the fete. We are truly blessed."

A record number of stallholders were present this year, ranging from local businesses and charities to arts and crafts and home-,made cakes, books and plants.

In the arena, Shooting Stars Line dancers, SOTA adult rock choir, Denton dancers and Berkshire Tai chi entertinaed the crowds  and this year's fete saw its first Charity auction, offering prizes including tickets to Ascot, Legoland, Man United museum tour and bottles of champagne amongst the many gifts on offer.

Profits and attendances were both up again this year. Martin Butler explained."Last year we raised £3200 the year before was £3100, this year we have exceeded both those figures and raised just over £4400.

"Without doubt the fete is going from strength to strength each year and we expect to have a decision soon on what the money raised from the day will be spent on."

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Summer Fete 2010

Almost 3000 people enjoyed this years Summer Fete. They helped to push profits slightly higher than in 2009, providing the League with lust over £3200 to spend on projects around the hospital to help patients, visitors and staff.

A leap of more than 25% in stall bookings from last year meant 90 local charities and businesses were also there for the fete's second appearance at its new venue at Tilehurst's Victoria Recreation Ground.

Performances in the arena provided by SOTA adult rock choir and childrens' choir, Shooting Stars line dancers, Ceroc (Thames Valley) and the Tilehurst Square Dance group completed a afternoon full of entertainment for all the family.

LOF Development Manager Martin Butler said " Our 2009 debut at Tilehurst was a great success and our profits are slightly up on last year so we are really pleased.

"We are fortunate that in the last two years we have been blessed with extremely good weather and we hope it will be third time lucky in 2011."

Plans are already taking shape for next year's fete, which will be held on Saturday June 11th.     

If you have any queries please phone 0118 3228592  or email lof@royalberkshire.nhs.uk