Bury school’s summer fayre raises record-breaking sum for 10th anniversary

Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School

Pictured: Evan Skinner (4) and Amos Toikka (4) having a look at a fire engine ANL-161007-231132009
Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School Pictured: Evan Skinner (4) and Amos Toikka (4) having a look at a fire engine ANL-161007-231132009
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Innovative games and fun-filled antics helped a Bury St Edmunds school’s summer fayre raise a record breaking sum for its 10th anniversary.

The Friends of Abbots Green pulled out all the stops for the popular family event at the primary school, in Airfield Road, which made £5,018 and counting.

Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School

Pictured: Amelia Mappledoram (5) with her 1st place cake ANL-161007-231022009

Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School Pictured: Amelia Mappledoram (5) with her 1st place cake ANL-161007-231022009

More than 300 people relished the creative activities with the most popular attractions being a bouncy castle followed by a game to find either water or wine from 225 bottles wrapped in newspaper.

Those with a good aim were able to submerge a teacher in a water filled dunk tank by throwing a ball at a target.

Meanwhile, 68 children produced tasty treats for the fayre’s inaugural bake-off which were judged and then sold to bring in £369.

Local businesses donated more than £450 worth of prizes for a raffle which amassed £1,580.Other highlights included the Field of Dreams Petting Farm, a tombola, fire engines and a game to guess the number of balloons in a Captur car from Rawlinson Renault to win a remote control toy car.

Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School

Pictured: Abbots Green football team ANL-161007-230939009

Summer fayre at Abbots Green Community Primary School Pictured: Abbots Green football team ANL-161007-230939009

A Year 1 football tournament between Abbots Green, Sebert Wood, Hardwick and St Edmundsbury brought in people from the wider area.

Sarah-Jane Middleton, vice chair of the friends group, said : “Everybody seemed to have a good time. We’ve raised £12,888 so far this academic year and we’re hoping to get to the £13,000 mark.”