Marston Magna Midsummer Fair

 

 

Midsummer Fair 2021

 

 

 

 

Inviting bids to support Village causes.

 

This year’s Midsummer Fair was mostly about having fun and getting back together after so long – and it was a great day thanks to everyone who came along!

We also raised over £3,500  so now it’s time to ask if you have ideas for items or projects that would benefit the Village.

If you do, just email me (ann-mckee@outlook.com) setting out your idea, how it would help the Village and how much money you are asking for.

In the past we have supported, among other things, a defibrillator outside Fir Villa, an induction loop at the Village Hall, the costs of keeping the Churchyard and Moat Field mowed and the Village tidy, an item of equipment for the playground and essential maintenance for the Church.

We may not be able to support everything, but we hope to make a difference for the Village. The allocation of funds will be decided by the Chair and the Treasurer of the Midsummer Fair organising committee.

The deadline for bids is Monday 16th August.       

 

MIDSUMMER FAIR SATURDAY 26TH JUNE 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

Planning for this is starting, in the hope that the fair for 2021 can go ahead.  Please click here for more information.

We are also planning to use some funds from the Midsummer Fair for an event in the Moat Field to bring people together as soon as possible with Covid-19 restrictions in mind – no date yet of course but watch this space….

If you would like to be involved in planning or organising the Midsummer Fair, please get in touch with Ann McKee on 01935 850471 or ann-mckee@outlook.com

Midsummer Fair 2019: Allocation of Funds

A number of bids were received for funding from the proceeds of the Midsummer Fair and an allocation committee (comprising people independent of any of the organisations/activities seeking funding) has assessed each of them. All the projects asking for funding are being supported.

The funds to be allocated this year are as follows:

· Village Hall – £400 towards cost of an Induction Loop
· Fir Villa – £400 towards cost of a Defibrillator
· Moat Field – £250 towards the cost of cutting grass and maintaining the area for public use
· Moat Field (subject to agreement of SW Heritage), and other areas of the village – up to £150 towards planting wildflower seeds
· Marston Magna Action Group – £250 to support continuing upkeep and improvement in the village
· St Mary’s Church – £2,000 towards upkeep of the historic Church

If you have any ideas for the event that you would like to suggest or if you would like to volunteer to help with the organisation please contact Ann McKee on 01935 850471 or at ann-mckee@outlook.com

Marston Magna Midsummer Fair – 2019

The Marston Magna Midsummer Fair was a great family event, and weren’t we lucky with the weather!
It was also a financial success. The Fair, including the Duck Race, Dog Show and Raffle raised a surplus of well over £3,500.
A huge Thank You to everyone who contributed, whether by volunteering on the stalls, or just attending the Fair and enjoying all that was on offer.
The net results for individual stalls and activities was as follows –

Gate (including Annoy the Treasurer) £375
Duck Race £262
Plants £201
Cakes £272
Teas £252
Tombola £197
Water into Wine £ 51
Collectables £296
Games & Nerf Guns £ 66
Dog Show £ 115
Temptation Alley £ 30
Ice Cream £ 25
Pimms & Prosecco £258
Catering – Barbecue, Bar & Cider £243
Raffle £796
Other income came from Fees from Commercial Stalls £85, and major local sponsorship totalling £400.

We will shortly be inviting bids from local organisations or individuals for funding for specific projects or support for local activities. Please make sure you can provide both the costs of the project (good estimates will do) and the proposed benefits to the village.

Marston Magna Midsummer Fair – 2018

Allocation of Funds
A number of bids were received for funding from the proceeds of the Midsummer Fair and an allocation committee (comprising people independent of any of the organisations/activities seeking funding) has assessed each of them.
Funds were allocated as follows:
* Playground equipment – £500 towards the cost of renewing or extending playground equipment. Support and maintenance to be further discussed with the Parish Council.
* The “mowing gang” – £500 toward the costs incurred this year in keeping the grass cut in the Moat Field and to cover the continuing costs next year.
* First Aid Course – £300 provided that enough people sign up to make it worthwhile (and make a small contribution to the costs).
* St Mary’s Church – £2,000 towards general running costs.
If you have any ideas for the event that you would like to suggest or if you would like to volunteer to help with the organisation please contact Ann McKee on 01935 850471 or at ann-mckee@outlook.com

The 2017 event contributed to the formation of the Village Action Group, and towards the Community Dinner organised by our Cidermen, as well as support to the local Church and the Village Hall.
Photos from 2018:

Photos from 2017: