Parents and children joined forces and made an annual summer fair a whopping success despite the wet weather.
From a life-size Peppa Pig for the little ones, to ale from Tring Brewery for the more masculine fair-goers, Saturday’s Potten End Pre-School fair was hailed a hit.
The bar was set high last year, so the village pre-school was under pressure to produce a bumper result.
With a lot of hard work, organisers managed to raise around £2,000, which will be spent on facilities for little ones.
Penny Cowham, social chair of the pre-school, said: “We have a wish list – we’re saving towards outside toys, a new climbing frame, a wooden shelter for reading stories and replanting the sensory patch.”
A sizzling barbecue was on offer to feed the hungry mouths of the many who turned up to join in with all the fun and games, while traditional stalls and fair games like hook a duck and the lucky dip tombola got everyone involved, creating a ‘feel good atmosphere’.
Pledges and promises proved to be the biggest fundraiser as local businesses donated a range of items, including an iPad 2, to help raise cash.
There was also a fire engine and candy floss making, singing from Victoria School pupils and a performance by children from Love To Dance.
Planning for the fundraiser began in February and Penny said it was great to see all of their hard work pay off.
“The day went far better than we ever imagined, we’re very grateful for everyone’s support,” she said. “It was a very enjoyable day for everyone.”