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We have a ton of fetes, fairs and street parties but each is very different so here, at NappyValleyNet, we’ve snooped around
to bring you the all-you-need-to-know insider’s guide to a jolly good, quintessentially English day out.
We hope you enjoy part one, we’ll be bringing you the details of the Northcote Fete and all the school fairs in part two,
so if you have an event you want to promote, do please email us at NappyValleyNet!
Frankly, we’re spoilt for choice and relieved they’re not all on the same day!
Jacksons Estate Agents
are the principal sponsors for the event.
Caring Cancer Trust
Last year the charity supported was First Touch and the street party raised £884.44 for them. This money went direct to the charity and was used in their neonatal care in St George’s Hospital. More details of their work can be found here.
Not just any old street, Ritherdon Road is a wonderful wonderful piece of SW London and they really do support their local community.
Where else can sport an art gallery, photography studio, wine shop AND award winning bakery! This event is a huge ‘thank you’ to the traders and above all it’s a celebration of what a wonderful community they have.
Hog Roast, Bagpiper, Hook-a-Duck, Colouring Competition, Balham Ukulele Society – but to name a few!
The fete starts at 11am and ends at 5pm.
The set list will be visible on the Facebook page – check there for updates! Exciting things are happening all day.
More like what can’t you buy? They have everything from garden accessories, handmade silver jewellery
and homewares to a big range of delicious treats – such as crepes, cakes and ice creams!
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/RitherdonRoad
Main sponsor – Douglas & Gordon (Abbeville Rd / Clapham branch)
Bar sponsor – Jacksons (Abbeville Rd / Clapham branch)
Kid’s Zone sponsor – rentalcars.com
The Abbeville Fete raises funds for five local causes:
Ace of Clubs
A day centre for homeless and vulnerable members of our community
Enabling young people from deprived areas of the community to enjoy a summer programme
of recreational and educational activities
Age UK Lambeth
Supporting elderly people in the community, their families and their care workers
Providing before and after-school schemes and holiday play schemes for the children of local families
Church of the Holy Spirit
The local Church, just adjacent to Abbeville Road, supporting their community outreach initiatives
In 2013 the fete raised £19,000 for the local causes mentioned above.
Likewise, in 2014 the fete raised £20,000 for the same local causes and initiatives.
The Abbeville Fete seems to get bigger (and better) every year. This was one of the very first ever fetes that we attended when NappyValleyNet was itself a little baby and it’s been wonderful to see it grow over the years.
There are more than 50 street stalls, an organic street BBQ and Pimms and beer bar, a dedicated kids zone, with Crazy Carts, bouncy castle, spinning teacups carousel, scavenger hunt, tattoos and hair braiding, plus lots of games and activities, and events including live music and even a dog beauty pageant.There are more than 50 street stalls, an organic street BBQ and Pimms and beer bar, a dedicated kids zone, with Crazy Carts, bouncy castle, spinning teacups carousel, scavenger hunt, face painting, plus lots of games and activities, and events including live music and even a dog beauty pageant.
Don’t miss raffle, the all-day “Selfie at the Fete” photo competition and the silent auction, which has fantastic prizes including
a one week ski holiday (flights not included) for a family of four, staying at the luxurious four star Albona Nova hotel in Zurs, Austria, worth £10,000, from www.powderbyrne.com. The only downside to the fete is that the food is so good that I once
lost Mr NVN for over an hour as he bunked his stand duty to eat half a jerk chicken.
Fete opens – Silent auction opens in the church
Dog show on Narbonne Avenue – Pet photo competition at Cuffe Vets
Fancy dress parade ‘Turrets and Tiaras’ outside Cook
Waiters’ and shopkeepers’ race down Abbeville Road
Silent auction last bids in the church
Silent auction closes
Raffle prize draw (outside Aspire)
There’s also music and entrainment inside and outside the church all day.
Now in its 19th year, the fete is one of south London’s main social gatherings with activities and fun for all the family.
The fete celebrates London’s diversity, community spirit and local enterprise by bringing Londoners,
businesses and visitors together in raising funds for five local causes.
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