Thousands of families flock to Rainham fayre
PUBLISHED: 12:06 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 09 May 2018
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Thousands of people turned out in the glorious sunshine to enjoy the Rainham fayre at the weekend.
Families and children flocked to the village green on Bank Holiday Monday (May 7) to what one of the organisers said was the “best one yet” with everything from face-painting and live music to a Disney parade and more than 50 stalls for people to peruse.
Diane Tyrell, secretary for the Rainham Association for Village Events (R.A.V.E) said that more than 5,000 people came to take part in the fayre.
The fayre is one of the two big annual community events organised by R.A.V.E along with the Christmas village fayre.
For the first time R.A.V.E had £10,000 from Lottery funding to spend on both the May day and Christmas Fayre, and Diane said that this helped make it one of the best yet.
She said: “We had so much for people to do and see.
“I knew it was going to be good and it was.
“It was the best one we’ve ever had.
“It’s been going for 20 years and it was brilliant.
“The weather was perfect for it too, and I’d like to thank everyone that helped out to make it such a big success.”
R.A.V.E was formed over 25 years ago by local shopkeepers and residents who wanted to change and make a difference in their community. The organisation was formed in 1990 and was created to boost the local economy and encourage tourism to the village.
Diane said that the committee is now going to have a month off before they start to plan the Christmas fayre.