Rain fails to dampen spirits at Dycorts School f�te, Harold Hill
�Parent organisers helped to raise more than �2,000 for a special needs school in Harold Hill.
The second annual Dycorts School f�te to be organised by a group of mums was held last weekend.
Despite the rain forcing it inside the Settle Road building, the event still managed to raise the huge sum through a variety of fun-filled activities including face painting and raffles.
One of the organisers, Amanda Cranny, said: “It was a shame, it’s the second year we’ve done it and the second year it’s rained, we were going to have a brass band but the grass was too wet.
“But it still went really well despite the rain and we had a steady stream of people coming in and out all day.
“The kids really enjoyed it, especially the envelope game – which was a pound a time and everyone wins a different prize, they kept going back for more.”
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Local branches of Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets also donated goods to help raise money at the event.
As well as Amanda, the fete was organised by parents Tina Smith-Galer, Jolene Harrop, Barbara Sawyer and Marie Hollis.
Amanda added: “A few of us got together and thought it would be a good idea. It’s great to be able to give something back to the school.”