Club News: Rainham Association for Village Events

Jebb The Jester is always one of the attractions of The Rainham Fayres

Jebb The Jester is always one of the attractions of The Rainham Fayres - Credit: Archant

Rainham Association for Village Events (RAVE for short) exists to promote local businesses and entertain our local residents.

The association was formed more than 20 years ago and we hold two main events every year: the May Day Fayre and the Christmas Fayre.

These events are held across five venues in the town, with various activities taking place.

The street is closed for the day and is filled with lots of stalls selling food, crafts and many more types of goods.

The Royals Youth Centre always has entertainment taking place, usually run by the Lightnin’ Drama Group. St Helen’s and St Giles’ at Christmas have local school choirs singing carols.


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The library has Father Christmas and the art exhibition but is closed for the May Fayre.

Rainham Hall is always free to enter on fayre days and they have various things going on.

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We are always looking for people to join the committee. It is very satisfying when everything falls into place on the fayre days and this is a good reason to join us. At the moment we are looking for a dedicated fundraiser, as we need money to accomplish some of the ideas we will try to carry out in the future.

On the Sunday before the May Fayre we need people to help erect the marquee for the art exhibition in Rainham Hall.

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