Berkhamsted’s Petertide Fair raises thousands for charity

Father Tom Plant the curate tastes some Petertide Ale.''Berkhamsted's Petertide Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Father Tom Plant the curate tastes some Petertide Ale.''Berkhamsted's Petertide Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

The latest annual Petertide Fair raised almost £10,000 for two good causes.

There were activities including face painting, Punch and Judy shows and a miniature train ride at the fundraiser in St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted High Street, on Saturday.

There was also ice cream for sale, a toy stall, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac stall, book stall, barbecue and beer tent – with specially-brewed Petertide Ale.

It also featured music from bands Stop and Search and Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP) and from Berkhamsted’s Thomas Coram Middle School and Victoria First School.

A silent auction held during the fete sold off experiences such as a ride in a flight simulator, taking in £1,300 for Home-Start Dacorum and Kenya’s Maji Mazuri.

That was on top of £8,300 raised for the two charities from the other activities at the fete.

Fete spokesman Pru Murray said: “It was a great day despite the occasional rather large downpour and people of Berkhamsted turned out in force to enjoy the entertainment.”