The sun shone, the crowds came and smiles all round at Derwen College’s annual fete which took place on Thursday 31st May.
A new location within the commercial areas of the college proved popular with fete visitors who enjoyed some of the old favourite games and stalls as well as new additions such as the Upcycled Furniture stand from Coleg Derwen @Ashdale House, steam engine ride and Afternoon Teas.
The fete attracts former students who love returning each year to catch up with old friends as well as huge local community support and parents of current students. Alongside the traditional games, refreshments and stalls the Summer Show is also a big hit with visitors. The theme of this year’s show was ‘Come Fly With Us’ and was performed and created by Creative Studies students, there were two packed out performances which attracted rave reviews.
“We have had a bumper event this year, the atmosphere is just fantastic and it’s great to see so many people enjoying themselves at the fete. We would like to thank all our supporters who are generous with their time, their fundraising and their enthusiasm for the work of the college and also to external stall holders and all our sponsors – we continue to be inspired by the generosity we see” said Meryl Green, Vice CEO and Principal Derwen College.
The fundraising target for 2018 at the college is £60,000 towards the development of the Therapy and Fitness Centre. The college hosts events throughout the year including Afternoon Teas’, music events and themed activities.
The winning tickets for the Grand Raffle are listed as follows:
|FitBit Fitness Tracker||14133|
|Integrated Washer Dryer donated by Howdens Joinery Oswestry||14264|
|Spa Day & Lunch for Two at the Lion Quays Hotel & Spa||4518|
|Coach Day Trip for Two via Owen’s Travel – Terracotta Warriors, Liverpool.||11976|
|Arla Foods Cheese Hamper||0723 & 5164|
|Derwen Afternoon Tea for Two||1760|
|Basket of fruit donated by A C Edwards||13210|
|Meal for Four in The Orangery Restaurant at Derwen||8205|
|DC Homemade Hamper||0819|
|Isolde Nicholson Hairdressing voucher||13291|