A Joyous Summer Fete

Not even rain could dampen the spirits of those who attended the HCA Summer Fete, held on Saturday the 18th of June. From the Buskers Corner to Face Painting to Welly Wanging, there was plenty for all ages to do, see and enjoy. A special highlight was the dog show, with prizes being given for the best dressed, lookie-likey, waggiest tail, and best in show. Stiff competition took place on the Welly Wanging field, with Year 6 pupil Ore Ofe throwing a welly an amazing distance of 26.6 meters. Flagging energy was revived with delicious hot dogs from the BBQ and regular sugar infusions were readily available in the form of candy floss, ice cream, cakes, and sweets. But perhaps the most exciting moment of the day came with the opportunity to throw a sponge at Mr Fletcher; an activity that generated plenty of competitors, and which he endured with characteristic good humour. (Be sure to check out the gallery of images below.)

The day raised an impressive £2,259, which will go toward the purchase of a new piano in Panton Hall. A portion will also go to Amazing Grace School in Uganda. Thank you to Vicky Grebe, Ellie Stoneley, Rachel Bruins, Donal Lafferty and all of the HCA committee members, parents, and other members of our community who contributed their time and talents to create a wonderful experience for all. Special thanks to Cecilia and Tom Amies and family, who supplied the beautiful setting and did so much to ensure comfort and safety for everyone. And finally, thank you also to the following vendors who contributed goods for the silent auction:

Bread and Meat

Cambridge Tour Guides

The Raptor Foundation

Cambridge Science Centre

SUP Cambridge

Millside Canoe Hire

Emboracum Baroque Orchestra

Clip n Climb

Stem & Glory, Cambridge

Jack’s Gelato

Clayton Hotel, Cambridge

Cambridge Fudge Kitchen

Xtreme 360 Trampoline Park

The Heavenly Cake Company

Experience Days

Terrible Tours


Oliver Cromwell House, Ely

Shepreth Wildlife Park

Leech & Sons Butcher

Burwash Larder

Doppelganger Burger

Kettle Leaf Artisan Tea

Cryptx Escape Rooms

LiquidSkillz at Lake Ashmore, Hemingford Grey

The Wine Rooms, Cambridge

The Jockey Club, Newmarket Racecourse

Martha Rosie Bakes

Silver Oak Coffee, Ely

Rupert Brooke, Grantchester

The Retreats Spa, Burwash Manor

Oak Bistro

Salon 262 (Mill Road)