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Father Hudson's 2019 fete is best yet

Simon at fete

People from far and wide braved soaring temperatures to join Father Hudson’s annual summer fete in Coleshill on 29 June.

Crowds flocked to browse the stalls, enjoy live music and get involved in competitions and games. The Mayor of Coleshill, Cllr Adam Richardson, officially opened the festivities, thanking everyone for coming and supporting a local charity.

St Joseph’s care home opened up their gardens for a barbecue, delicious cakes and entertainment from the Two Bobs. Residents and visitors alike enjoyed relaxing in the shady garden as the quirky duo brought back the sounds of the sixties with keyboards, drums and vocals.

Andrew Penny, manager of the Domiciliary Care Team, organised a football match between Father Hudson’s Care and the Coventry City Disability Team. Father Hudson’s won the match, making it two wins out of three for the charity.

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As well as stalls and games organised by Father Hudson’s staff, many local people held stalls, helping draw in the crowds. There were craft stalls, flowers, handmade cards, face painting, nail art, and much more. Food and drink stalls were plentiful and included samosas made fresh that day by Brushstrokes Community Project, who came all the way from Sandwell to join in. Painting the Rainbow Tai Chi led a demonstration with members of Father Hudson’s staff who attend classes at St Catherine’s Day Service. And the local fire service sent an engine for children to look around and climb aboard. Children also enjoyed sports activities and the bouncy castle.

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 There was a great atmosphere among the crowds, and the day seemed to be a great success with everyone who came along.

The event was supported by the Mayor’s Community Weekend, which saw communities across the West Midlands hold events throughout the weekend to bring people together.

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