The Wokingham Paper

Wokingham packed for annual May Fayre

Wokingham May Fayre
Teacups were one of a number of fairground rides installed in Elms Field
The town mayor, Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson, opened the fayre with the help of mini mayor Elysia EllisThe town mayor, Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson, opened the fayre with the help of mini mayor Elysia EllisThe first act on the main stage came from pupils at the Coombes CE Primary SchoolJohn Redwood, the Conservatives’ parliamentary candidate for Wokingham, picked up a free goody bag from The Wokingham Paper’s standBUGS (Wokingham Based Ukulele Band) gave their unique take on a number of pop hitsBUGS (Wokingham Based Ukulele Band) gave their unique take on a number of pop hitsCandy floss was very popularMembers of the 2nd Woosehill Guides sold home-made cakes and let people hug a MinionA teddy raffle was a popular choice from Building For The FutureElise Hargreaves (8) was one of a number of children who enjoyed having their face paintedThe Wokingham Rotary Club invited visitors to have a go at Play Your Cards RightA bottle tombola was one of two games offered by the Crowthorne and Sandhurst Rotary ClubMembers of the Jayne A Coleman School of Dance raised funds by selling cakes The town mayor, Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson, opened the fayre with the help of mini mayor Elysia Ellis at the Wokingham Lions stallPunch and Judy from Mr Wizard was a very popular entertainment for youngstersPunch and Judy from Mr Wizard was a very popular entertainment for youngstersGladiators’ Duel was a fun game enjoyed by all ages in Elms FieldThe Lions’ land train was a popular ride on Elms FieldStaff from 1Life organised a cycling challenge on Elms Field, seeing who could pedal the furthest in a minuteStella Saucek (3) feeds a goat on Elms FieldA young goat from Basil & CoTeacups were one of a number of fairground rides installed in Elms FieldShinfield Shambles A bouncy slide was a huge successMelanie Brunswick (10) had a go at a rowing challenge organised by Nuffield Health in The PlazaA chocolate tombola was organised by members of the 1st Woosehill ScoutsA chocolate tombola was organised by members of the 1st Woosehill ScoutsThe Ollie Young FoundationHolt School pupils Kathyrn and Amber raised funds to pay for a trip to Africa Holt pupils Kathyrn and Amber raised funds to pay for a trip to Africa The barrel organ was a popular attractionThousands of people turned up for the May FayreSweet treats were being offered by members of the 1st Wokingham ScoutsSainsbury SingersWokingham In Need had some help from Prospect Estate AgentsA display from Jayne A Coleman School of DanceA display from Jayne A Coleman School of DanceA display from Jayne A Coleman School of DanceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceWokingham May Fayre 2017Wokingham May Fayre 2017Members of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceMembers of Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow prepare for their 20-minute set in Market PlaceWokingham LionsRock Choir brought the entertainment to a closeWokingham Rock ChoirCircus Scene brought theatre to the streetsCircus Scene brought theatre to the streetsCircus Scene brought theatre to the streetsCircus Scene brought theatre to the streetsCircus Scene brought theatre to the streetsStaff from The Sultan organised an Indian-themed barbecue offering street food to visitors to Market PlaceStaff from The Sultan organised an Indian-themed barbecue offering street food to visitors to Market Place

THE STREETS of Wokingham were packed with fun lovers on Monday as the annual Wokingham May Fayre returned.

Charity stalls dominated Denmark Street and The Plaza, while Elms Field was home to funfair rides and great attractions including ferret racing and a petting zoo.

Stalls included teddy raffles, cake sales and chocolate tombolas.

A specially erected stage in Market Place saw a wealth of groups perform including The Sainsbury Singers, Coombes CE Primary School and Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow.

And The Wokingham Paper welcomed visitors to its stand to take part in a Bonny Baby contest.

The event was organised by Wokingham Lions and raises thousands for charities each year. The final total is not yet known but the Lions’ main charities are Building for the Future, DrugFam and Berkshire Women’s Aid.

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