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Beccles Hospital Fete returns to delight town

PUBLISHED: 15:39 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 02 July 2018

A flower stall at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

A flower stall at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

John Swanbury

Large crowds and perfect weather combined to make this year’s Beccles Hospital Fete a resounding success.

Some of the Inner Wheel refreshments ladies at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburySome of the Inner Wheel refreshments ladies at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

The popular annual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Beccles, returned to the town on Saturday, June 30.

Beccles mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw opened the fete with all funds raised being distributed between the League of Friends of Beccles Hospital and other medical charities.

Rotarian Paul Randle with the carnival Queen and one of her princesses at the Beccles Cycle for Life draw at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyRotarian Paul Randle with the carnival Queen and one of her princesses at the Beccles Cycle for Life draw at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

The Sir John Leman School Jazz Band provided musical entertainment while dancers from the June Glennie School of Dance drew huge applause and received the prestigious ‘President’s Cup’ from Rotary president John Warburton.

A spokesman for the fete said: “Carnival Queen Christine Soanes and both her princesses graced the fete with their presence and also helped with a carnival stall and some of the draws.

One of the performances at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyOne of the performances at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

“These included winner of the Beccles Cycle for Life prizes for sponsored riders.

“Brian Bennett won Lord Somerleyton’s hospitality prize for raising the most sponsorship and Sue Brooham of Lowestoft the second prize for the second-most raised.”

All of the dancers with the cup at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyAll of the dancers with the cup at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

The presentation of the cup by John Warburton, Rotary president, to all of the dancers at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyThe presentation of the cup by John Warburton, Rotary president, to all of the dancers at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

Beccles Mayor Mrs Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw with Rotary president John Warburton at Beccles Hospital Fete opening. Photo: John SwanburyBeccles Mayor Mrs Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw with Rotary president John Warburton at Beccles Hospital Fete opening. Photo: John Swanbury

The front line of the Sir John Leman Jazz Band at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyThe front line of the Sir John Leman Jazz Band at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

A delighted winner of Splat the Rat at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John SwanburyA delighted winner of Splat the Rat at Beccles Hospital Fete. Photo: John Swanbury

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