17 Jul 2017

Rose Hill Junior Youth Club enjoys country fayre

Children from Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, and their parents, had a fantastic time at the Glympton Country Fayre in West Oxfordshire.

At the traditional country fayre, which was supported by GreenSquare, there was a dog show; pony rides; archery; a bouncy castle; a variety of stalls, including a cake stall, raffle and tombola; fete games; competitions; and more. 

Fran Gardner, GreenSquare's Rose Hill Community Worker, said: "The youth club staff took over 50 children and 30 parents to the fayre. It was such a wonderful event, which was blessed with lovely sunny weather, and everyone who came along really enjoyed themselves. 

"The behaviour of the Rose Hill children at the fayre was exemplary – they were polite, kind and very chatty to the Glympton estate staff and stall holders. It was a great day."

The event, which took place at the start of July, helped to raise money for local charities including Barton Bus (Little Green Bus), which provides much needed transport for the residents of the Bartons, Gympton and Wooton, the Glympton Village Hall, and the local Stroke Club.

Eight-year-old Demi enjoyed the fayre. She said: "We went to the country fayre and it was really fun. There were hay bales that you could climb on and it was really high. They had ponies and there were some tractors – I went in all of them and we beeped the horns. There was shooting and we all liked that. There was a place where you could eat and buy stuff. It was my first time on a pony!"

To watch a short film made on the day, click here.

To find out more about GreenSquare's Big Lottery Funded Rose Hill project, click here.